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After Banke Bihari Temple Closes Again Due To Large Crowds, People Hit Streets To Demand RollBack
MATHURA || Two days after the famous Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan was shut down again after a brief reopening for devotees, angry mobs have hit the streets demanding that the temple open its gates once again for devotees. After a long gap of seven months, due to the lockdown effected by Coronavirus pandemic, the famous temple had reopened last week.
But within a day, due to large number of devotees flocking to have darshan of the deity, the temple management, in consultation with the district authorities announced that the temple was being closed once again.
This move, was attributed to the fear of COVID-19 spread as large crowds had congregated. People, mostly religious groups however have slammed the decision and have warned of big protests of the decision was not rolled back.
Taking lead in the protests is a Hindu outfit - Dharm Rakasha Sangh (DRS). Office bearers of this outfit have warned that if in the next 48-hours, the temple was not reopened a massive protest will be organised to force the hands of the temple management and district officials.
Samir Shukla, vice-president of the DRS said thousands of people, like beggars, shop keepers and prasad makers have been rendered jobless due to the lockdown and the were not in a condition to sustain their families any longer of the temple is further closed.