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Hindu monks in Delhi protest outdoors Arvind Kejriwal’s home for salaries like Muslim clerics

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Hindu priests in Delhi protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's house for salaries like Muslim clerics

Hundreds of monks staged a sit-in protest in entrance of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s home on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, demanding salaries just like the Muslim clerics. The group of protesters additionally included individuals from the temple cell of the Delhi BJP. The video of the protest can also be making rounds on social media.

दिल्ली बीजेपी के मंदिर प्रकोष्ठ का आज CM अरविंद केजरीवाल आवास के सामने हनुमान चालीसा के साथ किया धरना प्रदर्शन, माँग की गई कि दिल्ली सरकार मौलवियों की तर्ज़ पर पुजारियों का वेतन भी तय करें @BJP4Delhi #dharna #pujariprotest #socialmedia #delhi #BJP @ArvindKejriwal

— Nedrick News (@nedricknews) February 7, 2023

In the viral video, monks will be seen staging a sit-in protest in entrance of Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. The monks chanted Hanuman Chalisa through the protest.

पुजारियों के मासिक वेतन के लिए भाजपा मंदिर प्रकोष्ठ का विशाल धरना प्रदर्शन। @Virend_Sachdeva @RamvirBidhuri @ManojTiwariMP @rameshbidhuri

— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) February 7, 2023

The monks say that the sit-in protest will proceed till the Delhi authorities pays them salaries and works to guard Sanatan Dharma. They additionally mentioned, “We want to tell this government that this is the voice of all the priests. We will show them the strength of Sanatan Dharma in 2024. All those who are connected are Sanatan. This is the call of Sanatan Dharma. Come to your senses and pay the salary of the priests.”

केजरीवाल के घर बाहर बीजेपी के पुजारियों का प्रदर्शन..

‘मौलवियों की तरह पुजारियों को भत्ता क्यों नहीं’- बीजेपी #ArvindKejriwal #Priest #Salary #BJP

— India TV Hindi (@IndiaTVHindi) February 7, 2023

This is just not the primary time {that a} protest has been held by monks to get their due. There have been such protests earlier than. In 2021, BJP leaders and staff protested in entrance of CM Arvind Kejriwal’s home demanding fee of salaries to monks in numerous temples in Delhi. The BJP had demanded that monks of Delhi temples be given a good pay scale.

BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, who led the protest outdoors Kejriwal’s home, had mentioned that if qazis and imams who take care of the mosque will be paid salaries, the temple monks also needs to get salaries. He added that non-payment of any wage to monks and seers serving temples reveals the discrimination of the Delhi authorities.

As many as 225 imams and muezzins of round 185 mosques registered with the Delhi Waqf Board are paid their salaries each month. In this, 18 thousand rupees are given to the Imam and 14 thousand rupees to the muezzins. At the identical time, the Imams of unregistered mosques get an honorarium of 14 thousand rupees and the muezzins in these mosques get 12 thousand rupees monthly.