“expresses regret”: a female devotee notices CCTV cameras in dormitories at Andhra temple

A female devotee who went to one of the dormitories noticed a CCTV

<p>A female devotee who went to one of the dormitories noticed a CCTV camera blinking on one corner of the room.The issue came to light after a female devotee returned to the dormitory after the daily prayers, reported Mumbai Mirror. To her surprise, she noticed a CCTV camera blinking on one corner of the room. Shocked at the sight, the woman confronted a security official who is affiliated with the temple. She was told that the cameras are not connected to the system. Fortunately, by that time, more female devotees took notice and staged a protest.</p>

<p>This is not the first time the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy temple has landed in a controversy. Earlier this year, priests with the temple were accused of conducting a special ‘pooja’ post-midnight of which the government found it guilty. It has also been engaged in repeated altercations with barbers who even boycotted their tonsuring duties during a recent protest.Initially, temple authorities denied any wrongdoing and claimed that the cameras had not been in working condition for the past few days. However, when Dharma Rao, a member of the temple’s governing body inspected the dormitories, he had no other explanation but to express his regrets over the issue. While stating that the cameras will be removed immediately, the high ranking official assured action against those responsible for the installation of the cameras. Even then, a temple executive officer upheld her statement that the dormitory is not meant for women devotees to bathe or change their clothes.</p>

<p>The issue came to light after a female devotee returned to the dormitory after the daily prayers, reported Mumbai Mirror. To her surprise, she noticed a CCTV camera blinking on one corner of the room. Shocked at the sight, the woman confronted a security official who is affiliated with the temple. She was told that the cameras are not connected to the system. Fortunately, by that time, more female devotees took notice and staged a protest</p>

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