STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: On 28th day of continues protest, the employees of Dharmarth Trust on Saturday started chain hunger strike to highlight their demand of constitution of Board for all the temples under Dharmarth Trust on pattern of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Hundreds of employees including priests from various units of the trust such as Shri Raghunath Mandir, Hari Bhawan Purmandal, Uttar Behani, Birpur and Central Office Karan Bhawan Sudh Maha Dev were present on the occasion and participated in protest.
They said they have assembled here to demand the merger of all Dharmarth Trust temples with SMVDSB for their proper development. “We shall continue our agitation till our demands will be met by the Trust members,” protesting employees asserted.
Those who sat on chain hunger strike included Rajender Shastri (Working President), Brij Mohan, Sagar Singh, Rakesh Singh, Sonali Khajuria, Sneh Honda, Jeevan Lal, Dinesh Singh Baljeet Singh and Om Parkash. The employees association shall launch a signature campaigning tomorrow to garner people’s support.
Eminent among those who attended the protest included Surjeet Singh, Parshotam Sharma, Ram Paul Sharma, Jagjeet Chand, Anil Sharma, Balwant Shastari, Harbans Shastari, Madan Sharma, Kundan Lal, Subash Shastri, Rakesh Shastari, Rekha Devi, Bandana Devi, Vimal Khajuria, Bablu Kumar, Pt. Ashwani Kumar, Sat Paul Pandit, Rajesh Kulkarni, Sagar Singh, Bhikham Singh, Sahil Sharma, Ravinder Singh Jamwal (Akhnoor), Pt Babu Bishambar Lal, Pt Raj Kumar (Suchetgarh), Karun Goswami (Nagrota), Reeta Salathia, Raj Kumari, Leela Devi, Sheetal, Rajani, Shobha, Nisha and Sonika.