VHP’s concern over ‘staff of alien faith’ in TTD

Urges EO to take action

December 11, 2017 01:23 am | Updated 01:23 am IST - TIRUPATI

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has expressed concern over the “employment of people of alien faith” in the service of Lord Venkateswara and has appealed to its custodian the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to identify and remove them from the service.

Accompanied by sants and seers, The Parishad’s Andhra Pradesh (South) unit recently submitted a representation to TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal, requesting him to initiate action on this front and also arrange to demolish structures and symbols of the alien faith at Alipiri and on the routes leading to Tirumala hills, as they “were hurting the religious sentiments” of the crores of Hindus across the globe.

Referring to the recent controversy when a woman official visited a local church in her official car provided by the TTD, district Secretary K. Subbanna urged Mr. Singhal to initiate full-scale reform in the TTD “to weed out the people of alien faith”.

The VHP issued December 25 as the deadline for the TTD to take action.

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