After a protest of virtually two months in opposition to the formation of the Char Dham Devasthanam Administration Board, a priest from Kedarnath has now threatened to take bhoomi samadhi (bury himself alive).
Santosh Trivedi, the priest protesting since June 12 sits outdoors the temple naked chested and meditates as an indication of dissent, demanding the dissolution of the Board.
The monks’ group within the state has been demanding the dissolution of Devasthanam Board and withdrawal of the Kedarnath grasp plan.
Brijesh Sati, spokesperson for Devbhoomi Tirtha Purohit Haqhakudhari Mahapanchayat, a monks’ physique within the state mentioned that Trivedi has knowledgeable all different monks that he’ll discover an auspicious time for bhoomi Samadhi at Kedarnath.
“Upset with the state authorities’s response in direction of his protests, with no name for an amicable dialog Acharya Trivedi has determined to take bhoomi samadhi close to Shankaracharya’s Samadhi at Kedarnath shrine. He’ll seek the advice of with monks of all of the 4 shrines and discover an auspicious time earlier than the bhoomi samadhi,” mentioned Sati.
Vinod Shukla, president of Kedarnath Tirtha Purohit Mahasabha, mentioned, “First the federal government constituted the Devasthanam Board with out the consent of the monks and after that, underneath the Grasp Plan, efforts are being made to take over the property of Kedarnath’s monks’ underneath its management. We are going to proceed to strongly oppose this transfer.”
Officers from the Char Dham Devasthanam Board, couldn’t be reached for a remark.
On July 21, the Uttarakhand excessive courtroom dismissed the general public curiosity litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Get together’s (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy in opposition to the state authorities’s takeover of the Char Dhams and 51 different shrines by the formation of the Char Dham Devasthanam Administration Board.
The courtroom dominated that the possession of the temple properties would vest in Char Dham shrines and energy of the Board can be confined solely to the administration and administration of the properties.
Final December, the Uttarakhand meeting had handed the Char Dham Devasthanam Administration Board Invoice.
In January, Uttarakhand Governor Child Rani Maurya gave her assent for the Char Dham Devasthanam Administration Act, 2019.
Aggrieved monks had threatened that they’d transfer the HC in opposition to the Act, as they claimed to have been stored at the hours of darkness in regards to the new regulation.
They’d alleged that the federal government took the step to make sure its management over shrine-related points, bypassing the highly effective priest group.