Chennai – The Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to appoint priests of any caste in the Hindu temples. After agitations and protests by Hindu priest organisations against this proposal, ‘Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi’ (VCK) President Thirumavalavan said, “The DMK Government’s proposal to appoint people of any caste as priests in Hindu temples should be supported since it is meant to protect the rights of all Hindus”. This appears to be Thirumavalavan’s attempt to respond to the criticism that the DMK and VCK parties are against Hindus. Sinthnai Selvan, leader of VCK in the Legislative Assembly, said that the VCK party wants equality in Hinduism.
According to Hindu priest organisations, the DMK Government is planning to appoint Muslims as well as Christians as priests in Hindu temples in Tamil Nadu. (If this is so, Hindus must unite and oppose this legally. – Editor) Organisations of Hindu priests in Tamil Nadu have strongly opposed the Government’s interference in the management of Hindu temples.
Dr Swamy challenges TN Government’s decision to appoint priests in temples
The Supreme Court issued a notice in a plea filed by the former Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy, seeking to prevent the State Government from appointing priests in the TN temples. The petition challenged the provisions of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959 to the extent it granted the State absolute control over appointments and dismissal of priests in Hindu temples of the State.
Sensible Hindus know that the DMK Government in Tamil Nadu is not working to protect Hindus, but to assault Hindu Dharma in just about any way !