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No RSS shakhas in temples, says Kerala Minister

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net

Thiruvananthapuram: In a clear indication that the activities of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will be strictly regulated and monitored in Kerala, state Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Monday said that the government would not allow anybody to turn places of worship into centres of anti-social activities.

Kadakampally Surendran
Kadakampally Surendran

Alleging that the RSS was trying to turn temples into store houses of arms in the state, the minister said the state government had been receiving several complaints against their activities, including arms training, carried by RSS in temples across the state. The minister also said that stringent action will be taken against the organisation if any illegal action is found.

“Temples are places of worship and should not be made arms stores. People’s concerns on the matter need to be addressed,” he said here while addressing media persons. “RSS Shakhas will not be allowed to function in temples. The government is obliged to keep the secularist and peaceful atmosphere of the state intact,” he added.

In 2015, a young activist belonging to a Left party was attacked allegedly by RSS workers for filing a complaint against arms training in premises of Thrikkadavoor Mahadeva Temple in Kollam district.