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Haryana government bans use of term 'Gorakh Dhanda' after community takes offence in it

The decision was taken by CM Manohar Lal Khattar after a delegation of the Gorakhnath community met him, according to an official statement on Wednesday.

Published: 18th August 2021 08:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2021 08:10 PM   |  A+A-

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government has banned in official communication the use of expression "Gorakh Dhanda", generally used to describe unethical practices.

The decision was taken by CM Manohar Lal Khattar after a delegation of the Gorakhnath community met him, according to an official statement on Wednesday.

The delegation urged Khattar to ban the use of the expression as it hurts sentiments of followers of saint Gorakhnath.

The CM said Gorakhnath was a saint and using this term hurts sentiments of his followers.

Therefore, the use of the word in whatsoever context has been completely banned, the CM said according to the statement.

Gorakhnath was a saint and a temple dedicated to him is located at Gord village, 20 km from Sonepat.



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