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RSS turning temples into arms stores, shakhas: Kerala Minister

The BJP rubbished the allegations and slammed the LDF government’s “anti-Hindu” stance.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 30, 2016 7:25 am

Kerala’s Temple Affairs Minister Kadakampally Surendran Monday claimed that RSS has converted temples into its shakhas, and that its cadres are allegedly storing weapons in the temples. “The government has got several complaints about illegal operation of RSS shakhas at temples. The government will take strong action against the conduct of (such) shakhas,’’ he said.

He also alleged that the Sangh is trying to keep devotees away from temples by turning them into “storehouses of arms” and giving “arms training” to its cadres.

The BJP rubbished the allegations and slammed the LDF government’s “anti-Hindu” stance.

Surendran’s remarks come a day after Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran said lighting of lamps, as has been the practice traditionally, and singing of religious hymns at government programmes and functions should be avoided. “Our Constitution has no religion or caste. Hence (there is) no need to light nilavilakku (traditional lamps) during government functions,’’ he had said.

He said patriotic songs should be sung at such events.

Last week, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a Facebook post, had urged government employees to avoid making floral carpets in office during work hours to mark Onam.

Reacting to the slew of directions and observations, BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh said these “objections” have exposed the “anti-Hindu face” of the CPM-led government. “The CPM should refrain from opposing Indian culture,” Ramesh said.

BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said, “Minister Sudhakaran’s objection to prayers and lighting of lamp showed the cultural fascism of CPM. In future, the CPM may speak against reciting prayers at home,” he said. Rajasekharan also dared the Temple Affairs Minister to reveal “in which temple the RSS is conducting its shakha”.

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    Vinit
    Aug 30, 2016 at 4:15 am
    The minister is true. In fact the recent m murder of 110 people in the Kollam Vayalar fireworks accident was actually not accident. RSS scoundrel Mohan Bagawat personally ordered to show off its strength through fireworks that killed 110 innocent people. BRAHMIN BSTRDS ARE THE MOST RUTHLESS SPECIES IN THE WORLD. THEY WILL SACRIFICE ANY NUMBER OF NON-BRAHMINS JUST TO SARISFY THEIR NON-EXISTENT PERVERTED EGO. THEY SHALL BE DESTRO.
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      Anil Sabaji
      Aug 30, 2016 at 2:27 am
      Let him also say loud speakers on mosques to be dismantled as it is creating Sound pollution. He is a Sickular pig
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      1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
        Aug 30, 2016 at 8:16 am
        And Malappuram is becoming a coaching centre for ISIS.
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          bitterhoney
          Aug 30, 2016 at 3:11 am
          Anil ji, please visit both, a mosque at prayer time and a temple at the time of aarti and bhajan, holding sound pollution monitor in your hand and note down the pollution level at both places and post the result on this forum. Please do it.
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            bitterhoney
            Aug 30, 2016 at 3:04 am
            Chief Minister should order police raids on these arm stores and recover the arms, and install CCTV cameras to monitor the activities round the clock. CM needs to substantiate his allegations with proof. I fully agree with his view that no religious ceremony should take place during any official function, it has no place in secular democracy. Our consution gives every citizen right to practice religion of his or her choice freely but not at state level. State has no religion.
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