The current protest of the barbers towards the raids upon them by the vigilance employees 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 thousands and thousands of Sri Balaji devotees everywhere in the world. It additionally showcased the pathetic situations of the barbers on the hill shrine when the TTD has been incomes an annual earnings of Rs.150 crore from the human hair collected by barbers from the devotees by tonsuring their heads.
In keeping with the barbers, the vigilance employees unexpectedly took up a search operation at Kalyanakatta the place the tonsure befell to a lot of devotees. They checked everybody together with girls and specially-abled individuals. The barbers alleged that the vigilance employees 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 employees abused them personally and on a caste foundation.
The barbers mentioned that the vigilance employees warned the barbers that they are going to get their telephones as soon as they hand over the keys to their personal lockers. Livid over the highhandedness of the vigilance employees, 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 giant numbers shaped a serpentine queue in entrance of the Kalyanakatta. The officers and leaders of the staff union rushed to the cease and satisfied the barbers in performing their duties.
The barbers alleged that the vigilance employees 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 earnings of under Rs.8,000.
They alleged that the vigilance employees has been treating them badly on the problem 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 aid after the barbers referred to as off their protest.
In keeping with dependable sources, the TTD has been getting good earnings 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 beneath 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 under the size of 5 inches comes beneath the fifth class.
In keeping with the accessible monetary statistics, the TTD has been getting an annual earnings of Rs.150 crore by e-auctioning the human hair. The earnings from the human hair has a major share within the Rs.3,000 crore price range of the TTD the place the hundi collections have a lion’s share.
As most individuals the world over 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 international locations. The barbers have been alleging that although the TTD has been getting extra earnings by auctioning the human hair which was collected by the barbers from the devotees there isn’t any correct fee for his or her companies.
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