Bharatiya Janata Party’s General Secretary and Kashmir Affairs Incharge, Vibodh Gupta, has urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to renovate temples in Kashmir “to keep the culture in Jammu and Kashmir alive”, KNO reported.
Gupta on Wednesday visited a temple at Indira Nagar where some members from the Kashmiri Pandit community informed him that the way leading to the temple has been “encroached by people”.
The BJP leader contacted Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar who rushed to the spot along with a team of officials, a BJP leader told KNO, adding that the DC later directed the concerned officials to investigate the matter.
Gupta, who was accompanied by BJYM General Secretary, Bilal Parray, and Kashmiri Pandit leader, Veena Pandita, later appealed to the Lieutenant Governor to constitute a committee to identify the temples in J&K which need to be renovated.
“Kashmiriyat is famous across the globe and J&K is heading towards Kashmiriyat again. A committee must be formed to identify the temples which need to be renovated to keep the Kashmiri culture alive,” Gupta said. (KNO)