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Tense situation at Parthasarathy temple at Guruvayur

Press Trust of India  |  Guruvayor 

Tense situation prevailed at Guruvayur Parthasarathy temple today after devotees protested and prevented an official of Malabar Devaswom Board to take charge at the shrine, police said.

Devotees prevented the official from entering the temple and shut the doors from inside alleging that it was an attempt of the Malabar Devaswom to take over the temple.

The official had reached the temple on the basis of a High Court order, police said.

Two cases were registered for obstructing the official from doing the duty, police said, adding, the official returned without taking charge in view of the situation.

Meanwhile, BJP alleged that CPI-M led LDF government was trying to take over the temple in the pretext of allegation of irregularities in the temple administration.

BJP State President Kummanom Rajasekharan alleged that the government was attempting to take over Hindu temples on silly grounds and warned that BJP would not remain a mere spectator if steps to harass a particular community continued.

There are certain place of worship of non-Hindus in the state which remained closed for years due to disputes, he said, adding government had not made any attempt to take over these shrines or resolve the disputes.

The attempt of government to acquire only temples was a challenge to Hindu community, Rajasekharan alleged.

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First Published: Thu, September 21 2017. 19:28 IST