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JK Govt committed to safeguarding religious places: Hanjura

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The and government said today that an advisory have been issued to district and divisional administration in to ensure the safety of all temples and shrines of displaced Kashmiri Hindus.

for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Hanjura, today assured the that the was committed to safeguarding and securing the shrines and temples in the state.

He said an advisory have been passed to district and divisional administrations to ensure the safety of all religious places of the Kashmiri Pandits.

The was responding to a calling attention notice by BJP MLC Girdari Lal Raina in the

The informed the House that a majority of the Hindu Shrines and temples were being administered and managed by the Mahants, Pujaris and their successors.

He said there was no official mechanism in place for the protection, regulation, and management of shrines and temples in the valley.

"However, a few are under the administrative control of the and Shrine Board," he added.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 22:50 IST