Indian priest requested to carry deity’s Aadhaar card to promote temple produce

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2021-06-09 13:54:12

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Image for illustrative objective. Mahant Ramkumar Das, the priest and chief caretaker of the Ram Janki temple, mentioned he wished to promote 100 quintals of wheat in a authorities mandi (market).
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Banda (Uttar Pradesh): In a weird incident, a priest who went to a authorities procurement centre to promote wheat grown in land belonging to the temple, was requested to supply the Aadhaar card of the deity.

The incident happened two days in the past in Kurhara village in Attara tehsil in Banda.

Mahant Ramkumar Das, the priest and chief caretaker of the Ram Janki temple, mentioned he wished to promote 100 quintals of wheat in a authorities mandi (market). He had completed the net registration with the assistance of others.

What’s Aadhaar card?

* An Aadhaar card is a singular quantity issued to each citizen in India and is a centralised and common identification quantity. The Aadhaar card is a biometric doc that shops a person’s private particulars in a authorities database, and is quick changing into the federal government’s base for public welfare and citizen providers.

The caretaker priest of the temple arrived on the authorities mandi to promote the crops grown on the temple land. It was then that he was requested to supply the Aadhaar card of the deity in whose title the land was registered.

The seven-hectare land is registered within the title of the deity, on this case, Ram and Janki deities.

“The registration was cancelled as I couldn’t produce the Aadhaar card, the place do I get Aadhaar of the Lord?” he requested.

The priest mentioned that he spoke to the sub divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM) Saurabh Shukla.

By no means confronted a state of affairs like this

“He advised me the registration can’t be completed with out Aadhaar and that’s the reason it has been cancelled by his workplace,” he mentioned.

The priest mentioned that final yr, he bought 150 quintals of produce on the authorities mandi. He mentioned he has been promoting the produce for the final a number of years, however by no means confronted a state of affairs like this.

In the meantime, district provide officer, Govind Upadhyaya mentioned the foundations have been clear that produce from mutts and temple couldn’t be bought.

The acquisition coverage didn’t have any such provision both, he mentioned, including earlier “khatauni” (land information) have been admissible however now registration has change into obligatory.

And for registration, one will need to have the Aadhaar card of the individual on whose title the land was registered.

The SDM mentioned that the priest was not requested to supply the Aadhaar card of the deity, however he was defined the method.

“The coverage has been determined on the authorities degree and buy was being completed on the idea of that coverage,” he mentioned.

The priest is nervous. He mentioned, “How are we to fulfill the bills and get our meals if we can’t promote the crops within the mandi?”

He mentioned that left with no possibility, he would now promote the produce to the fee brokers at a throwaway worth.

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