Entry of non-Hindus to Puri Srimandir: VHP meets Odisha Guv, submits memo

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday met Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and submitted a memorandum protesting the Supreme Court suggestion to allow non-Hindus into Puri Srimandir.

“We vehemently protest the SC suggestions. We met the Governor and presented our proposal on entry of non-Hindus into the Srimandir and also hereditary service of the servitors to Lord Jagannath,” said working president of Odisha wing of VHP Badrinath Patnaik.

The annual car festival (Rath Yatra) ensures darshan of the Trinity for all and therefore there is no need to allow non-Hindus into the temple, said Patnaik, adding the VHP will not let non-Hindus enter the sanctum sanctorum at any cost.

Similarly, members of the Srikshetra Chatusampradaya Santha Samiti also met the Governor today and submitted a memorandum drawing his attention towards the safety and security of the Puri Mutt.

“We discussed the measures to be taken for the security of the Mutt’s property, its development and future. The Governor assured us to provide all help and also advised to meet the President and the Prime Minister in this regard,” said Rama Chandra Das Maharaj, president of the Samiti.

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