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New Delhi: The Kerala government is soon going to issue an order to ban the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shakha physical activities and learning lessons in temples under Devaswom Board. 

The order will prevent weapons and physical training on the temple premises.

The state temple affairs ministry approached the law ministry to bring the law into effect.

“We have received complaints that RSS workers are using temple premises for weapons training and storing arms. The government can’t allow this anymore,” said state temple affairs minister Kadakampally Surendran.

Kerala has the largest number of shakhas across the country.

The RSS-BJP leaders, however, criticised the state govt’s move saying that Marxists who have no faith in religion cannot stop believers.

“During Emergency, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had tried unsuccessfully to ban activities of RSS. The CPI(M)’s plan to weaken Sangh activities won’t succeed in Kerala,” said BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, also a former RSS pracharak.

 

First Published | 8 September 2016 7:45 AM
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