March 14, 2006
BHUBANESWAR, March 13— The VHP and Bajrang Dal will form small groups of local youths to assist local police in providing security to temples and hindu maths, VHP leader, Mr Subash Chauhan said, adding that it was time to build their own security network. As a step in this direction, the VHP and the Bajrang Dal will engage and train local youths to guard temples and keep watch at railway stations and airports, he said.
The VHP leader specified Puri Jagannath Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar, Samaleswari Temple, Sambalpur, Cuttack Chandi Mandir and Konark temple as first priority of the Surakshya Samitis which will be formed. “Subsequently we shall try to cover all major places of worships and maaths in the state,” he said. — SNS