Torching of Dongli Mata temple, BJP seeks action against miscreants

TSL News Network

KALAKOTE, Dec 4: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought strict action against the miscreants who had allegedly torched Dongli Mata temple in Gibas area of Kalakote in Rajouri district.

In a handout issued here today, it has been alleged that minority community of the area communicated this to senior BJP leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta who today made visit to the temple and promised that miscreants behind the ugly act will be brought to book and will be punished severely. The locals told him that the temple has a 400 year old history of and is highly revered among the members of the local minority community.

He was also informed that Mata’s Pindi were found to have been burnt. Vibodh called it direct attack on the faith of local community. While addressing locals, MLC expressed grave concern and anguish over this unfortunate incident. He promised that he will call upon the police to leave no stone unturned to ensure that culprits are immediately caught and arrested.

“Such acts are not acceptable in the diverse multi-religious society of India. He further added that no one will be allowed to play with the religious sentiments of people. A temple is a sacred place of worship and its sanctity must be maintained”, said MLC. Vibodh extended his full support to the local people of Gibas and appealed them to feel secure as he will personally follow with police the developments in the case

Vibodh also appealed the locals to immediately reconstruct the damaged parts of temple and committed his full contribution in the construction of the temple on a large scale. He called people to continue worship in the temple with full zeal and enthusiasm. Local Hindus of the area thanked MLC for understanding their plight