Kerala govt to issue circular banning arms training at templesSeptember 08, 2016 18:55
Moving ahead with its resolve to check the activities of the Sangh Parivar outfits at the temples of the state, the CPI-M-led LDF government in Kerala is all set to come out with a circular banning any type of arms-training drills at the shrine complexes.
The state Devaswom department has taken the initiative to issue the circular under relevant sections of the Kerala Police Act in the wake of complaints that the RSS was holding drills at the temple premises, office of the state Devaswom Minister, Kadakampally Surendran, said here.
The circular, which has got the Law department's nod, has been sent to the Home department for its consideration, sources said.
An order, banning any type of arms-training drills at the shrine complexes, would be issued after getting the consent of the Home department, they added.
The order will not target any organisation. It will be a "general order" to put an end to any type of arms-training at the temple premises, sources said.
Meanwhile, state BJP president Kummanom Rajasekharan criticised the move and claimed that the RSS conducted its 'shakhas' as per law and after getting due permission and sanction from the authorities concerned.