SC bans armed policemen’ entry into Puri’s Jagannath temple
News has it that, taking note of the October 3 violence at Puri’s Jagannath temple during a protest against the introduction of a queue system for devotees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday has banned armed policemen ‘s entry into the Jagannath temple..
Reportedly, nine policemen were injured as violence broke out during a 12-hour bandh called by a socio-cultural organization, protesting introduction of a queue system for devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple.
According to temple official, the queue system was introduced on an experimental basis and a review would be done as locals and servitors opposed it.
Sanjay M Bhaire
(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across State-Across Mumbai News)
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