STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: On 15th day of continuous agitation, Dharmarth Trust employees held a strong protest at Purmandal ahead of visit of Lt. Governor in support of their demands. A large number of Dharmarth Trust employees including priests of Shri Raghunath Mandir, Hari Bhawan Purmandal, Uttar Behani, Birpur under the banner of Dharmarth Trust Employees Association (DTEA) assembled at Purmandal and raised slogans against the Dharmarth trust management. They also submitted a memorandum of demands to LG Manoj Sinha requesting him to intervene into a matter for early redressal.
Speaking on the occasion, President of the Association, Vivek Bandral and senior member, Rajinder Shastri besides ex-General Secretary, Pritam Sharma and ex-president, Karnail Chand said that they have submitted charter of demands to trust management but instead of settling demands of employees, the management suspended Association President, General Secretary and other office bearers with malafide attention and revengeful attitude to crush trade union activities. The protesting members demanded to constitute a committee headed by high-level Government official to look the genuine demands problem of the trust employees until unless Shrine Board is not constituted for Dharmarth Trust temples. They further said that along with continuous agitation, Association is going to start ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ for making people aware about mismanagement in Dharmarth Trust.
Others present on the occasion included Surjeet Singh, Parshotam Sharma, Ram Paul Sharma, Rajinder Sharstri, Jagjeet Chand, Anil Sharma, Balwant Shatari, Harbans Shastari, Madan Sharma, Pt. Jeeven Kumar, Kundan Lal, Subash Shastri, Rakesh Shastari, Rekha Devi, Bandana Devi, Sneha Handa, Vimal Khahuria, Bablu Kumar, Pt. Ashwani Kumar, Sat Paul Pandit, Sagar Singh and Bhikham Singh.