Locals complained saying they have ‘first right on Banke Bihari’
Video showing ‘outsiders’ having darshan in Banke Bihari temple goes viral; Brajwasis upset
2020-07-13 (VT): A video showing a group of 6-7 people,
allegedly outsiders, having darshan
inside Banke Bihari Temple has gone viral on social media. Brajwasis are upset
by this selective move on part of the temple authorities who had decided that darshan will be kept closed for public till
July 31 due to the many Pandemic restrictions listed by the administration.
However, incidents of
people being allowed inside the temple have frequently come to light, and this
has led to discontent among devotees. Very recently the restriction was lifted
for BJP district secretary, and locals alleged that other government officials
were also given similar privileges. Temple authorities have denied the second
allegation saying that it was just coincidental that darshan were open during the time these officials were here to inspect
some ongoing repair work.
The video in question
is purportedly from Sunday. It shows some “outsiders” with a gunner, the sevayats
and temple staff.