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JAMMU: Hitting out at Dharmarth Trust management and its trustees for locking office room, the members of Dharmarth Trust Employees Association (DTEA) flays management for tearing off flex banners of protesting employees at park.
While addressing a press conference, President Dharmarth Trust Employees Association (DTEA), Vivek Bandral said, “We strongly criticise action of Vikramaditya Singh, who entered Ranbireshwar Temple at 7:00 PM along with Varinder Singh (Additional Secretary Dharmarth Trust), Gopal Sharma (Secretary Dharmarth Trust) with some anti-social elements and lifted record of employees association from their office and locked the room. They also torn all flex banners wherein employees were demanding changing name of Yasho Karan Park to Shiv Parvati Brahmn Vatika.” She said that it is not acceptable as the association has already decided that name of parks, buildings and markets will be changed from persons’ names to names of Gods, as Dharmarth Trust’s property is not personal property of any individual.
“I filed a complaint at City Police Station to register FIR against culprits who tries to disturb our peaceful agitation,” she said and urged Lt Governor to intervene in the matter and take action against corrupt elements who have illegally occupied Dharmarth Trust.
She also urged LG to constitute a public board for all temples under Dharmarth Trust for proper development of temples and accountability of funds besides framing strict laws to protect temples’ properties.
Chief Spokesperson DTEA, Th Karnail Chand asked administration to stop such types of acts failing which there would be law and order problems, for which the administration and Dharmarth Trust management would be responsible.
Meanwhile those who sit on hunger strike included Bimla Devi, Poli Devi, Balwant Raj, Ashok Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Pankaj Sharma, Subash Singh, Sohan Singh, Jagdesh Singh and Balbir Singh.