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Tonsuring of heads and offering hair to the gods by devotees to fulfil their vow and get a wish granted is an age-old tradition in many temples across the country.(Shutterstock Photo)

Thousands of temple barbers in Andhra Pradesh go on strike demanding fixed wages

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 08:47 PM IST
For the last few days, barbers have been demanding a fixed salary of Rs 15,000 with pension and provident fund facility. At present, the temples pay the barbers on piece rate basis, at the rate of Rs 13 for each tonsuring.
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