Janapaksham urges autonomous body for temple administration

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Kozhikode, Dec 17 (UNI) The Kerala Janapaksham (KJ) today urged the state government to constitute an autonomous body, comprised of believers for the administration of famous temples, including Sabarimala hill shrine in the state.

Talking to newspersons after the Central Executive Committee meeting of the KJ here, its President K Raman Pillai said this would ensure hassle-free services to millions of devotees thronging the temples every season.

Necessary legislaton should be introduced to pave the way for formation of autonomous temple governing bodies comprised of believers while taking into consideration the recommendations of the Kuttikrishna Menon Commission Report of 1963 and Sankaran Nair Commission Report in 1984 on the issue.

Alleging that even places of worship of religious minorities were being administered by their own representatives, he said it was not fair on the part of the government to interfere in the functioning of the temples.

In a resolution adopted at the meeting, the Party also called upon the state Government to take immediate steps to end political violence in Thalassery in the neighbouring Kannur district.

UNI

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