Kerala High Court Bans Arms Training By RSS Inside Sarkara Devi Temple


The Excessive Courtroom directed the police to make sure compliance to the order (File)


The Kerala Excessive Courtroom mentioned that no mass drill or weapons coaching will probably be allowed on the premises of the Sarkara Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram District. The temple is beneath the administration of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB).

The courtroom’s course got here when it was disposing of a petition by two devotees looking for an order to stop the “unlawful use and unauthorised occupancy” of the temple premises by the RSS and its members.

The Excessive Courtroom directed the police to offer needed help for the strict compliance of an earlier TDB order banning RSS ‘shakhas’ (branches) and mass drills on the shrines managed by the board.

“No mass drill or weaponry practices (sic) shall be permitted on the premises of the mentioned temple, which is beneath the administration of the Travancore Devaswom Board. The Station Home Officer of Chirayinkeezhu Police Station shall render needed help to the Administrative Officer to make sure strict compliance of the prohibition…,” Justices Anil Okay Narendran and PG Ajithkumar mentioned in a current order.

The TDB, which manages the temples in Kerala, had on Might 18, issued a recent round asking officers to strictly observe its earlier order banning RSS ‘shakhas’ (branches) or mass drills within the shrines beneath it.

In that round, the TDB mentioned that stern motion could be taken towards officers who refuse to observe its 2021 order in the identical regard.

The TDB had in 2016 issued a round banning all forms of arms coaching within the temple complexes by the RSS. Later, on March 30, 2021, the board reissued the round asking officers to take motion.

In 2016, the then Devaswom Minister, Kadakampally Surendran, had claimed that the RSS was making an attempt to show temples into storehouses of arms in Kerala and that the federal government had been receiving a lot of complaints on this regard.

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