BFDC dharna enters Day 2, more organizations extends support


JAMMU: Bahu Fort Development Committee's (BFDC) Dharna for demanding "Shrine Board for Bawe Wali Mata" today entered in second day.The agitation is part of sustain campaign for constitution of Shrine for Bawe wali Mata Temple, which BFDC started in 1997. The Dharna earlier scheduled to hold at Maharaja Hari Singh chowk on Tawi Bridge and administration already granted permission but in eleventh hour administration denied permission and deployed police.Speaking at dharna site, President Bahu Fort Development Committee Kr. Rajeev Charak, "Constitution of shrine board for Bahu Fort is not only developing Bawe Wali Mata Shrine but the whole south end of Jammu Tawi." He said it's a way forward towards over all development of Jammu as Independent tourist destination.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.Bahu Fort is pictrious town situated in the city along River Tawi. It is just 2 kilometer far from Railway Station and Bus Stand. Landscape of the town is unmatched to any other city in country. The Bagh-E Bahu Garden and North India's bigger underground fish aquarium makes it standout but unfortunately, the town not gets its due in development. If shrine board is constituted the area will be develop as prime touris attraction , with upcoming projects like 7D theater, Bahu-Mubarak Mandi Rope way project and laser show.
He 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. He said the annual income of temple's above 100 croes rupees but unfortunately the whole money goes to a single family. The members of family run business establishments buy luxury properties in and outside the state and not even pay any tax as donation money is unaccounted.
He asked government to probe the asserts of priests family and conduct an audit of shrine, which has winnssed more that 6000 devotes on first navrata only.He further said government should 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.Meanwhile, social and trade organizations include Kranti Dal , Shri Ragunath Ji Mandir Sewa Samiti, Saryara Sabha Bahu Fort, Dogra Sabha Gorkha Narag, New Colony Association Bahu Fort, Auto Union Railway Station Jammu , Shri Ram Sena, Charak Biradari, others extended support to BFDC . Hardesh Khokher vice president BFDC has done proceedings on the first day of dharna, Ishant Mahajan Vice President BFDC thanked all the social and political organizations, general public for their support to dharna. Others who presented on the occasion were Kranti Dal President Pritam Sharma, Karnail Chand General Secretary Shri Ragunath Ji Mandir Sewa Samiti, Manahor Lal Dalotra General Secretary Saryara Sabha Bahu Fort, Capt Balwant Singh, Sham Lal, Chand Gupta Auto union Railway Station, Parshotam Dalotra, Rahul Sharma, Dr. Gansham Singh, Rinku Sharma, Yashpal Singh Charak, Mohinder Singh, Asha Devi, Kamla Devi, Surjeet Singh Charak, Anu Devi, Prithvi singh, Samriti, Prita Devi, Ramesh Singh Chib, Shavli, Sunita Sharma, Jasbir Singh charak, Parveen Singh Chib, Pritam Sharma, Karnail Chand, Mani, Sukhwinder Kumar, Vicky etc.