Ujjain: A rally of about 100 Congress workers under the leadership of Youth Congress (Ujjain south) president Amit Sharma reached Mahakaleshwar Temple with a saffron flag and protested against misbehavior with devotees by Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) members and security guards, demolishing old temples in the name of construction and commercialisation of faith.
According the Amit Sharma, devotees from all over the world come to visit Mahakaleshwar Temple, where they are mistreated and pushed out from the sanctum sanctorum. He also said that some people have commercialised the faith and belief people have in God.
Some priests and florists are charge money from the devotees for special visits while other devotees suffer due to long queues, he added.
In a memorandum given to MTMC administrator, Congress men demanded that members and security guards should be given training to treat devotees properly. Also, the old temples should not be tampered with in the name of renovation of temples, as all these small temples hold a significant place in holy texts.