Muslim IRS Reshma Lakhani forcefully enters Jagannath Puri and defies orders

Muslim IRS Reshma Lakhani forcefully enters Jagannath Puri and defies orders

During a VIP visit to the Gobardhan Peeth, Jagannath Puri (Odisha) which is a temple of Hindus, Muslim officer Reshma Lakhani IRS entered the temple forcefully

Muslim officer Reshma Lakhani IRS was warned to not enter Jagannath Puri. After the incident, the superintended, Roshan Yadav who tried to stop the IRS got transferred 400 kilometers away by the government of Naveen Patnaik.

Muslim IRS Reshma Lakhani forcefully enters Jagannath Puri and defies orders of entry of non-Hindus

Reshma Lakhani IRS in Jagannath Puri 

Entry of non-Hindu community members is prohibited in Jagannath Puri. Here, the entry is done through Aadhaar card since Corona. Recently female Muslim officer Reshma Lakhani IRS was asked to show her ID card to enter the Jagannath Puri temple premises. After hearing this, the female Muslim officer got angry.

The people who were associated with the temple complex have allegedly stated that Muslim officers and women had entered the temple premises despite numerous warnings.


This is against the Hindu belief and the rules made. The BJP spokesperson Prashant Umrao, who is a member of the Supreme Court’s Standing Counseling in Goa, tagged the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and he has also complained about the officer.

It has been reported that the officer belongs to the IRS. Indira Gandhi was also not allowed to go there.


Why Muslims are not allowed in Jagannath Puri?

Due to looting and the destructive activities which took place in temples during the Mughal period in India, entry of the non-Hindus has been prohibited in the Puri temple for more than 500 years. There is also a notice in this regard in the temple. Entry is given to staff members after checking their Aadhaar card. It is handled by the state’s Department of Religion and Trust.

Puri temple

The Jagannath Temple is a major Hindu temple that has been dedicated to Jagannath. It is a form of Vishnu, one of the trinity of supreme divinity in the religion of Hinduism. Puri is in the state of Odisha, on the eastern coast of India. The present temple has been rebuilt from the tenth century onwards, on the site of pre-existing temples.

This temple was established by Anantavarman Chodaganga who was the first king of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.


The temple is popularly known for its annual Ratha Yatra, or the chariot festival, in which three principal deities are pulled on big and elaborately decorated temple cars.

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