STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Protesting Dharmarth Trust employees took out a massive rally here seeking intervention of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha for constitution of Board for all temples under Dharmarth Trust at pattern of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Monday.
Various organisations namely JPPF, Kranti Dal, Shri Raghunath Mander Sewa Samiti extended full support to Dharmarth Trust employees and also participated in rally. Holding banners and placards in their hands, the employees gathered at Shri Ranbireshwar Temple and staged a strong demonstration, from where they took out massive rally towards Shri Maharaja Hari Singh statue at Tawi Bridge.
The protest entered 49th day and chain hunger strike at 22nd day. Hundreds of employees, including women and children, continued their ‘Dharna’ at Shri Ranbireshwar Temple and raised slogans against J&K government and Dharmarth Trust management.
M S Katoch from JPPF, Brij Mehra from Jammu Pragati Manch and Vijay Kumar from Kranti Dal also addressed the gathering. It was also decided by the association that the employees will take out another rally on January 19, 2021.
The persons, who sat on hunger strike, included Sonali Pt Raj Pal Sharma, Pt Jagdish Raj, Pt Karun Goswami, Th Raghubir Singh, Dev Raj, Om Prakash, Darshan, Balwant, Sheetal and Bimla Devi.