Two Women Security Personnel Suspended For Dancing In Mahakal Temple

Mahakal Temple Women Security Personnel
Two women security personnel of the Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh were suspended after a video of them dancing at the temple went viral. The incident does not mark the first time dance videos inside the temple have triggered a row, but it is the first incident involving security personnel.

Taking photographs inside the Mahakal temple is banned. In the wake of the incident, the security personnel at Mahakal temple have been asked not to carry mobile phones.

In the viral video, the two security personnel dressed in black were seen dancing to the songs Pyar Pyar Karte Karte and Jeene Ke Bahane Lakhon. The dance video went viral on social media and came to the notice of the authorities.

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Mahakal Temple Women Security Personnel Suspended

The Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra ordered a probe after recent videos from inside the temple cause a stir. The administration banned photography and mobile phones inside the temple in November.

Ujjain district collector Ashish Singh said, “After the inauguration of Mahakal Lok, the number of devotees has increased. Devotees visiting the sanctum sanctorum take selfies and click photos, due to which common devotees have to face many difficulties while having darshan.”

Singh added that the temple will be implementing their previous order on ban on photography strictly. He also said that carrying mobiles and taking photographs inside the temple has been completely banned.

Last year, in October 2021, the police filed a case against an Indore woman who took a video of herself and sharing it on social media in the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. The police filed a cause under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Mishra said that the Madhya Pradesh government was taking the case seriously. He said, “This is objectionable because it is happening repeatedly. I am warning such people that very strict action will be taken in case such a complaint of hurting religious sentiments received in future”.

The woman from Indore issued a video statement apologizing for her actions.

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