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Puri judge seeks affidavits from public over SC order on Srimandir mismanagement

Puri: Acting on the Supreme Court’s ruling, Puri District and Sessions Court today issued public notice seeking suggestions and advice from people to improve Srimandir management.

The people can submit the same in the form of affidavits by June 20, judge Ambuja Mohan Das stated through the notice.

The Supreme Court had ordered the Puri district judge to submit a report on the alleged issues of mismanagement of Srimandir and harassment of devotees by servitors.

The apex court in its order had asked the district judge to submit the report by June 30 about issues relating to difficulties faced by visitors, exploitative practices if any, deficiencies in the management of temple affairs and other suggestions the district judge may have.

The court also asked the temple administration to pay remuneration to servitors and ensure their better financial condition.

Meanwhile, as per the direction of the Supreme Court, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has put notice inside the shrine asking servitors not to collect dakhina from devotees.

On the other hand, servitors demanded review of the order.

 

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