STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Mata Van Khandi Public Charitable (MVKPC) Trust urged upon the government to immediately renovate the temple of Hindu deities including Mata Sita Temple, Hanuman Temple and Dharamraj Temple and its other allied structures which were damaged in 2014 flash floods. Briefing media persons here, President MVKPC Trust, Mahant Bhagwan Dass said that the Trust has taken up the matter with Prime Minister, Director, National Disaster Management Authority, Dr Jitendra Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, SDM Basohli and the Tehsildar concerned but nothing has been done so far. Mahant Bhagwan Dass apprised that the damages occurred during floods to the Mosques, Temples, Gurdwaras and Churches under Charitable Trusts are covered as per the National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India but no attention has been paid to the three aforesaid temples washed/damaged at Mahanpur, Kathua inspite of all out efforts by the Trust. He spoke about non-serious attitude of the administration for restoration of damaged aforesaid temples due to which the devotees of the District Kathua and Billawar and Basohli in particular are dejected and deprived of the basic right of religious freedom. He asked the authorities under the helm of affairs to take a call to restore the damaged temples and allied infrastructure at the earliest which stands verified by the concerned revenue authorities.
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