Seeking merger of Dharmarth Trust temples with Shine Board, employees continues on hunger strike


JAMMU, Jan 14: Dem-anding the merger of all Dharmarth Trust temples with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board SMVDSB for their proper development and for early constitution of committee for the same, employees of Dharmarth Trust on Thursday continued their demonstration on 45th day at Ranbire-shwar Temple here.
The employees, including dozens of priests, assembled at Ranbi-reshwar Temple under the banner of Dharmarth Trust Employees Associa-tion (DTEA) and raised slogans against Dharm-arth Trust.
Protesters alleged that the trust management is taking up wrong policies and demanded a probe into the financial transactions. Meanwhile, those, who sat on the chain hunger strike which entered 18th day today, include Bimla Devi, Savita Gargi, Pardeep, Pushpraj, William, Tilakraj, Rampal, Suresh Sharma and Baljeet Singh. Today Shri Raghunath Mandir Sewa Samiti led by President Rajiv Mahajan and General Secretary Karnail Chand and Swami Gangadhar Ji Maharaj distributed ration among the poor employees of Dharmarth trust on Maker Sankranti.
President DTEA, Vivek Bandral and other members expressed gratitude to both the organizations for providing ration items among the poor employees who are facing hardship without any salary and said that in future association is going to highlight the all misdeeds of Dharmarth Trust management. "We shall continue our agitation till our demands will be met by the UT administration," She asserted. Among others present in the strike were Ex-President Kernail Chand Thakur, ex-General Secretary, Pritam Sharma, Working President Rajinder Shastri, Sunit Sharma, Subash, Pt Parshotam, Pt Brijmohan Sharma, Pt Om Parkash, Pt Rampal, Pt Balwant Shastri, Vimal Khajuria, Sat Paul, Pawan, Deepu, Rinku, Makhnu, Jivan, Bushan, Sonali, Renu, Anju, Sheetal, Sonika, Sukeshni, Rita Salathia, Rekha, Harbans Lal, Surjeet Singh, Parshotam Sharma, Ram Paul Sharma, Jagjeet Chand, Sahil Sharma, Pt Babu Bishambar Lal, Reeta Salathia, Raj Kumari, Leela Devi, Sheetal, Rajani, Shobha, Nisha and Sonika.

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