Govt won’t allow arms training at places of worship, reiterates Ministertext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Saturday reiterated that the LDF government would not allow arms training at places of worship in the state.
While talking to the media here, Surendran said the government would soon bring in an ordinance in this regard.
“The government will not allow anybody to turn places of worship into centres of anti-social activities. Temples are the centres of rituals and beliefs. They should not be used for arms training,” the minister said.
He had earlier alleged that the Sangh Parivar outfit (RSS) was trying to turn temples into "storehouses of arms" in the state.
In a Facebook post, the Devaswom Minister said the CPI(M)-led state government had been receiving a large number of complaints in this regard and warned of stern action.
"I have been receiving various complaints on the illegal activities conducted by the organisations, including RSS, in temples under the Devaswom Board. Under these circumstances, it is necessary to allay the apprehensions in society," he said.
The minister also alleged that RSS was trying to keep devotees away from the shrines by turning them into "storehouses of arms" and indulging in "arms training".