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Protest at Chamundeshwari Temple from December 14

Mysuru, December 11:- The ongoing tiff between the state government and priests and other staff of Chamundeshwari Temple atop Chamundi Hill may lead to unwanted complications.

The priests have thought of locking the temple on December 14 and it would hamper pujas and other religious activities at the temple. All the 220 employees at the temple on Chamundi Hill have decided to boycott their works. The association of the employees has revealed its decision on boycotting the works.

“According to the rule of 6th Pay Commission, our salaries have to be increased by 30%. Though the Commissioner of Muzarai Department has okay-ed it, we have not received anything. There are many employees who have been working for decades on a temporary basis. Our repeated pleas to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and public representatives have been of no use.  This has forced us to think of stopping the work from December 14,” said the priests.

The priests have warned that no pujas and other activities would be held at the temple and said state government would be directly responsible for any inconvenience caused to the public. (MR/KS)

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