The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management has found 44 of its employees as non-Hindus following “alien faiths” and is set to crack the whip on them. The number is spread across the ministerial-level to the cadre of Assistant Executive Officer.
The Vigilance Department took up a thorough investigation and reportedly conducted even a door-to-door inquiry to zero in on their faith and praying pattern. In the past, a person’s faith did not matter when it came to selecting him/her for employment in the TTD, but instances of proselytisation such as drawing ‘cross’ marks on the hills and distribution of pamphlets containing prohibitive content in the vicinity of Tirumala created an uproar a decade ago. The State government had then banned evangelical activities near temples.
Though the issue was discussed widelysans any action, it assumed prominence after the video of a woman officer entering a church for prayers in a vehicle provided to her by the TTD management went viral on social media....Read more
Source web page:The Hindu