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Temple committee requests changing rooms for Badrinath, Kedarnath

The Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) on Tuesday urged the Uttarakhand government to construct changing rooms near Himalayan temples where pilgrims can leave their mobile phones and wallets before entering the temple premises.

The request was made by BKTC Chairman Ajendra Ajay in a letter to Chief Secretary SS Sandhu.

Ajay’s letter came after a music video allegedly shot inside the sanctum sanctorum of Kedarnath Temple went viral on social media platforms.

Alleging that the video was shot inside the temple’s sanctum sanctorum by a devotee and posted on social media, the BKTC chairman said such activities can only be stopped when there are changing rooms near the halls. temples where devotees can deposit their cell phones, electronic equipment, bags and wallets before entering the temple premises.

Ajay also called on BKTC CEO BD Singh to investigate how the video was allowed to be shot inside the temple sanctum and to seek an explanation from officials who were on duty at the time. .

Worshipers entering the temple with cellphones and other electronic gadgets are not good for their own safety, he said.

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