Odisha villagers barred from temple for not giving donation

The Asian Age.  | Akshaya Kumar Sahoo

India, All India

The incident came to light on Thursday when members of the five families lodged a complaint at the Raibania police station.

The villagers have been excluded for reportedly refusing to cough up a hefty donation charged by the village committee.(Representational image)

Balasore: In a bizarre incident, a list of names has been written down on the walls of a village temple debarring them from offering prayers in Kalik village in Jaleswar block of Balasore.

The villagers have been excluded for reportedly refusing to cough up a hefty donation charged by the village committee.

The incident came to light on Thursday when members of the five families lodged a complaint at the Raibania police station.

According to reports, the village committee recently organised a festival titled “Patta Parba” with funds collected through donation. However, the families denied donating the “high amount” demanded by the committee following which they were denied entry to the village temple.

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