September 20, 2013
Bhadrapad Krushna Dwitiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
JAMMU: Demanding a single shrine board for all the temples and shrines in Jammu and Kashmir,All Party Hindu Coordination Committee(APHCC) on Friday threatened to go on a dharna on September 27 if the government fails to take the step.
“We demand constitution of single shrine board for all the temples and Shrines in Jammu andKashmir. We will sit on dharna on September 27 outside the Press Club, Jammu if the state government fails to constitute the the board,” state president of Shri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan told reporters.
Mahajan said the state government had asked for suggestions in the passing of temples and shrine bill.
“We have no objection in the said bill but we demand that the Bill be passed in the name of ‘J&K Hindu shrine board’,” he said.
Mahajan emphasised that the temples of Jammu be also included in the said bill as they are in no better condition than that of temples in Kashmir.
Mahajan alleged that lands belonging to various temples and shrines had been sold in the state, but there is no agency to check this.