In a new, a proposal seeking tax exemption for ancient mutts and temples has been submitted to senior RSS functionary, Indresh Kumar. The proposal includes the exemption by three vital Hindu ‘teerths’ or holy sites, i.e. Kashi, Ayodhya, and Mathura.
Mahant Balak Das, Head of the Patalpuri Sanatan Dharm Raksha Parishad formed that the proposal was offered by Rajiv Srivastava on behalf of the temples and mutts. “The proposal was given by Rajiv Srivastava of Vishal Bharat Sansthan on behalf of the authorities of mutts and temples,” das said in a statement.
He further added that these temples don’t have a regular source of income and hence, shall be exempted from paying all kinds of taxes. Additionally, he demanded free electricity and ration cards to the students and authorities. “Free electricity should be supplied to the mutts and facilities like ration cards to Vedic students and mutt authorities, subsidized gas cylinders, scholarship to Vedic students and grants for the renovation of old mutts should also be ensured,” he said.
Every year scores of pilgrims visit the holy Hindu teerths of India.