Miffed Over Lack Of Salaries, Priests At Yamunotri Temple In Uttarakhand Use Clothes To Cover Donation BoxesThe Yamunotri Temple. (Pic by Atarax42 via Wikipedia)

Unhappy over a lack of remuneration, priests at the Yamunotri temple in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand have put clothes over donation boxes to cover them, reports ANI.

"If we would have been receiving the salary or a percentage out of it (donation), then we will keep it open. We don't even receive one per cent out of this, that's why we have put a cloth on donation boxes," a priest stated.

SDM Barkot, Anurag Arya, said that adequate security personnel are present at the shrine and he is ordering for an FIR to be registered over the issue. He added that he is aware of photos and videos showing the covered donation boxes and that the authorities will proceed with immediate action in the matter.

Yamunotri is an important pilgrimage site fr Hindu devotees as it is the source from which the Yamuna river flows. The source of the Ganga, Gangotri, is also located in the same district of Uttarkashi.

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