Privatise Temple Security

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2008 at 11:42 pm

The inevitable happened again.  A stampede at a Hindu temple left a lot of people dead.  And as usual, the government of the state in which this happened is taking flak for not providing security. 

But why should this happen? Why should a government, any government, be responsible for providing crowd control facilities to religious institutions?

Temples that attract large crowds tend to make a lot of money in the form of donations.  This money obviously comes from their visitors.  Let the temples then spend some of this money to hire private security and para-medics to tend to the visitors.

There is no reason why people who don’t go to temples should be forced to part with their tax money to pay for those who do.

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