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Vaiko lauds Kerala for move to appoint non-Brahmins priests

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

MDMK general secretary Vaiko today lauded Chief Minister and his regime for recommendation to appoint 36 non-Brahmins as priests in temples.

Hailing the move as a "historic decision," Vaiko in a letter to the Chief Minister said, "I applaud your achievement in social justice from the core of my heart."

Stating that it was "a defining historic decision" to appoint 36 non-brahmin priests including six of them from Dalit community, he said "this achievement of your has become a guiding light to the other States."

On October six, 36 non-Brahmins including six were recommended for appointment as priests in temples in being managed by the Travancore Devaswom Board.

It was the first time six people from the scheduled caste community have been recommended for the appointment as priests.

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 15:57 IST