Tonsure Seva Stalled at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams as Barbers Protest Vigilance Raids

The latest protest of the barbers in opposition to the raids upon them by the vigilance workers of the TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) has stalled the pinnacle tonsure seva to the devotees of Lord Venkateswara Swamy hours collectively at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh. It drew the eye of tens of millions of Sri Balaji devotees everywhere in the world. It additionally showcased the pathetic circumstances of the barbers on the hill shrine when the TTD has been incomes an annual revenue of Rs.150 crore from the human hair collected by barbers from the devotees by tonsuring their heads.

In line with the barbers, the vigilance workers impulsively took up a search operation at Kalyanakatta the place the tonsure occurred to numerous devotees. They checked everybody together with ladies and specially-abled individuals. The barbers alleged that the vigilance workers forcibly seized their cell phones and id playing cards from them when they’re within the service of the pilgrims. Additionally they alleged that the workers abused them personally and on a caste foundation.

The barbers stated that the vigilance workers warned the barbers that they may get their telephones as soon as they hand over the keys to their personal lockers. Livid over the highhandedness of the vigilance workers, the barbers stopped the service and registered their protest on the hill shrine. The protest continued for 2 hours. With the stoppage of barbers’ service, devotees in massive numbers shaped a serpentine queue in entrance of the Kalyanakatta. The officers and leaders of the workers union rushed to the cease and satisfied the barbers in performing their duties.

The barbers alleged that the vigilance workers has been harassing them within the identify of checks although they’re engaged on the fee of Rs.11 per tonsure of 1 head the place they’ll earn a month-to-month revenue of beneath Rs.8,000.

They alleged that the vigilance workers has been treating them badly on the difficulty of ideas they’ve been receiving from the devotees the place they’re giving fortunately with none strain from them. The devotees had a sigh of reduction after the barbers known as off their protest.

In line with dependable sources, the TTD has been getting good revenue from the human air collected by the barbers from the devotees. The collected human hair was categorized relying on the size of the hair. It was in 5 classes the place the hair above 27 inches is handled as the primary class, hair between 19 and 26 inches comes below second class, from 10 to 18 inches is within the third class, from 5 inches to 9 inches within the fourth class and human air beneath the size of 5 inches comes below the fifth class.

In line with the obtainable monetary statistics, the TTD has been getting an annual revenue of Rs.150 crore by e-auctioning the human hair. The revenue from the human hair has a major share within the Rs.3,000 crore funds of the TTD the place the hundi collections have a lion’s share.

As most individuals internationally have been affected by bald heads, there’s a large demand for wigs fabricated from human hair and the TTD has been exporting it’s assortment to different nations. The barbers have been alleging that although the TTD has been getting extra revenue by auctioning the human hair which was collected by the barbers from the devotees there is no such thing as a correct fee for his or her companies.

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