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MIM demands public holiday for Shiva Ratri

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday demanded that the Telangana Government declare a public holiday on the next day of Maha Shiva Ratri every year.

Participating in the debate on State budget in Telangana Legislative Assembly, the MIM leader said that the devotees observed fast during the day and offer prayers throughout the night on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri. Therefore, the next day should be declared a public holiday so as to facilitate the devotees to take proper rest.

Akbaruddin Owaisi also welcomed the allotment of Rs 100 crore for Yadagirigutta Temple and demanded that similar funds should be allocated for Medak Church and other prominent Darghas of Hazrath Baba Sharfuddin and Hazrath Jahangir Peeran. He also requested the government to release Rs 6.5 crore for the construction of ramp at Dargah Hazrath Baba Sharfuddin. He said that the ramp was already sanctioned by previous government.

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