President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife harassed at a temple because they are Dalits
In a stunning and a to a great degree humiliating episode, President Ram Nath Kovind and his significant other Savita Kovind were ‘got rowdy with’ amid their excursion to Jagannath Temple in Odisha on March 18. The Puri locale organization has started an examination concerning the issue three months after the occurrence occurred. A report by The Times of India said a few servitors had deterred the way of the President close to the hallowed place’s sanctum sanctorum.
The gathering had likewise pushed the First Lady, according to the minutes of a gathering happened by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on March 20. The SJTA meeting had come multi day after the Rashtrapati Bhavan issued a solid note to Puri authority Aravind Agarwal, lodging challenge the direct of servitors. The occurrence was affirmed by SJTA boss chairman, IAS officer Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra
Mohapatra, be that as it may, declined to expand further. “We discussed the matter at a meeting of the temple managing committee a few days ago. It is being investigated,” he said.
On March 18, lovers were not permitted inside the sanctuary between 6.35 am-8.40 am with the goal that the dignitaries could have an issue free darshan. The report included that lone a couple of government officers and servitors were allowed inside the sanctuary to go with Kovind and his significant other.
According to Pragativadi, a neighborhood every day, when President Kovind strolled towards Ratna Singhasana in Puri Jagannath sanctuary, a Khuntia Mekap servitor apparently did not give the President appropriate space. The report included that a few servitors ‘prodded’ the couple while they were having darshan.
Taking a stern perspective of the episode, the sanctuary organization has taken a choice to serve demonstrate make sees three servitors. “We can’t understand why the district administration failed to prevent the unpleasant situation. Until now, only common devotees were exploited by the servitors. Now it seems not even the President and his family was spared,” Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray as saying.