Saffron dress for police on duty in Kashi Vishwanath temple, Akhilesh Yadav attacks the Yogi government

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is an important center of exclusive devotion to Lord Shiva, where lakhs of devotees come to worship him. Recently, a controversy has arisen regarding the security of this temple, in which former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has taken a dig at the UP government. Police officers are now wearing priest’s attire to handle the crowd in Kashi Vishwanath temple, which is why Akhilesh Yadav criticized the Uttar Pradesh government for this decision.

Akhilesh Yadav takes to Twitter, questioning the legitimacy of dressing policemen in priestly attire. He demands the suspension of such directives, expressing concern over the potential for criminals to exploit this tactic and deceive the public. He challenges the UP government and administration to justify their actions in the face of potential consequences.

According to online sources, Varanasi Police Commissioner Mohit Aggarwal says, ‘They are presenting police officers as priests to handle the huge crowd in the temple. He said it is not just about managing the crowd but also ensuring that visitors have a good view of the deity during their temple visit. “Devotees from all over the country visit the temple every day. We want them to go back with a positive spirit and get a sense of satisfaction regarding their visit. However, since the crowd is also excessive daily, we have to There is a need to make sure this continues so that everyone can get a good look at the deity,”

Mohit Aggarwal said that devotees often complain about the rude behavior of police officers, due to which they feel bad and have to leave the temple. Varanasi Police Commissioner explained the decision behind this initiative, “Devotees often complain of being pushed around by police officers during temple visits. However, they easily listen to the priests as they show respect and warmth towards them.”

Mohit Aggarwal noted that police officers dressed as priests will not touch devotees, which is aimed at addressing complaints of rude behavior such as pushing. In regular uniform, other officials are deployed outside the Kashi Vishwanath temple’s main area to keep the crowd flowing smoothly.

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