India

PIL filed in HC for constitution of Shrine Board in Machail Mata as well as Special Investigation team

GY CORRESPONDENT Jammu, AUG. 28:
[ August 29, 2018 ] A Public Interest Litigation has been one Practicing advocate Ajay Kumar Sharma hailing from Kishtwar for constitution of Shrine Board at Machial Mata and for constituting a Special Investigation Team who will look into the financial irregularities and assets of the Sarv Shakti Sevak Sanstha. In the Petition it was alleged by the Petitioner that the management who is looking after the affairs of Machial Mata srhine i.e.Sarv Shakti Sevak Sanstha as well as the Sarv Shakti shree Cahndi Mata Mandir, pacca Danga had involved in the scuffle for the last two. three months in order to get top position in management of affairs of the Holy shrine. Further it was alleged that few months back a FIR was registered by one these sanstha against the other and since then enemity had grown among them and now they are playing with the religious sentiments of the Hindu Community. That even few days back when Charri mubarak had reached the holy shrine, both the sansthan involved in tussle and even beaten each other as well as the devotees present there and didnot allowed them to perform the religious offerings. Petitioner further alleged that this enmity is costing the Hindu community at large and is denting the image of the community throughout the world. The PIL filed by Adv Aditya sharma alleged that even the Governement had turned mute spectators and didnot paid any heed to the incident and all this had been done by both the sanstha in order to take charge of the management in order to mint money from the offerings and donations of the devotees.It is worthwhile to mention here that the number of devotees are increasing with each passing year and this year alone till date 2.50 lakhs devotees had visited the shrine and paid obeisance at the shrine and thus the donations and offerings are in crores and there is no audit or financial check over the same by the Government and on the other hand despite of so much offerings and donations the development is going on at snails pace and because of which the devotees had to go through great hardships. The Petition stands filed before the High court with the prayer to establish a shrine board which will look after the affairs and management of the shrine and further requested to constitute a SIT who will look into the financial irregularities if any had taken place in the last many years.