BFDC hold 72 hours dharna demanding Shrine Board for Bawe Wali Mata Mandir

4/4/2017

JAMMU: Bahu Fort Development Committee (BFDC) holds 72-hour Dharna demanding "Shrine Board For Bawe Wali Mata" here today at opposite DIC Office Press Club Jammu. Continuing sustain campaign for constitution of Shrine for Bawe wali Mata Temple, BFDC had announced to hold 72 hour dharna at Maharaja Hari Singh chowk on Tawi Bridge from April 4 for which they already got permission from Deputy Commissioner and other district administrations but in the morning concerned SHO with his staff covered the dharna area and ask the volunteers to change the venue. President Bahu Fort Development Committee Kr. Rajeev Charak strongly condemned this attitude of district administration and alleged that it clearly shows that the administration has join hands with the influential pujaris for some monetary lust and work under their directions. While addressing, Rajeev Charak president BFDC said, "We have been demanding Shrine Board for Mata Maha Kali Temple for developing facilities as well as Bawe Wali Mata Temple since 1997 but the all successive government has so far has paid no heed to the matter.
"There is some conspiracy to put the demand on back burner to save the interest of a particular family (priests of the temple), who looted the wealth of temple with impunity from years," he said. "It is unfortunate that again we have to launch agitation," he said. Charak said that with the running of train to katra, Jammu traders suffered a lot because of the lack of developmental and attraction centers at Jammu. Charak added that we are demanding the constitution of a trust for all the Hindu Shrines on the same platform as like "Wakf Board" for the real development. He said that it is very important for all the residents of Jammu to support for this noble cause because if the board is constituted many developmental works take place which will generate employment for the youth and also benefits other sectors of society like hotel business, tour & travel business, & other businessman's. He added that it will also increase tourism in the state. Charak said that we have continuously receiving huge support from other social organizations like Kranti Dal, Shri Ram Sena, Charak Biradari, Saryara Sabha & through the medium of press he appealed all other organizations and unions such as Chamber of commerce, Bar Association, Taxi Unions, Auto Unions, Transporters, Businessman's etc. to come forward to support for this noble cause. Charak said that one young boy named sumeet gupta individually support this cause and will ride on a bike to delhi waving and holding a banner demanding shrine board, he will be flagged off by BFDC early in the morning tomorrow. Kranti Dal President Pritam Sharma, Karnail Chand General Secretary Shri Ragunath Ji Mandir Sewa Samiti, Kher Singh also speaks on the occasion. Hardesh Khokher vice president BFDC has done proceedings on the first day of dharna. Ishant Gupta Spokesman BFDC said that we have launch hashtag #shrineboard4bawetemple , this tag will help to gather support for shrine globally.