UK CM Dhami rolls back ‘Devsthanam Board Law’

The Devsthanam Board Management act was passed in 2019 leading to the dilution of the Uttarakhand Char Dham Shrine Management Bill. The bill aimed to bring the Char Dham pilgrimage sites along with 49 other temples in the state, under the jurisdiction of a proposed shrine board.

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CM Pushkar Singh Dhami (in-pic)

New Delhi: On 30th November, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced that his government in the state has decided to take back ‘the Char Dham Devasthanam Board Management Act.’ The act was in State media for a long time.

The announcement came after a high-level committee which was set up by CM Dhami himself to look into the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act, 2019 reported the final draft to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on 28th November during his Rishikesh visit.

After the bill was passed in 2019, priests of the Chardham temples, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri took a stand against the act and formation of the board. According to them, the act was hurting their independent rights.

The Devsthanam Board Management act was passed in 2019 leading to the dilution of the Uttarakhand Char Dham Shrine Management Bill. The bill aimed to bring the Char Dham pilgrimage sites along with 49 other temples in the state, under the jurisdiction of a proposed shrine board. The board was formed in January 2020 and till now, the matter was in court to dilute the board and set the temples free of jurisdiction.  

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