Devotees Sue RSS for Allegedly using Kerala Temple for Weapons Training

2023 • 15min • News • Politics


Published On: June 22, 2023 - The Kerala High Court has sought the responses of the state government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Travancore Devaswom Board on a petition challenging RSS holding drills and imparting arms training on the Sarkara Devi Temple premises at Chirayinkeezhu, in Thiruvananthapuram. The RSS has been accused of carrying out drills with sticks — tantamount to weapons training — raising loud slogans, and allegedly using pan masala in the premises between 5 p.m. and midnight. Petitioners have said that these drills distract them from praying peacefully at the temple. News9's Sudha Sadhanand and Verghese Abraham speak with political analyst Sanjeev Uniyal , CPI (M)'s Sebastian Paul and Author & Hindu activist Rahul Easwar on whether this is RSS' way of pushing their agenda? Or are board officials at fault to have failed to secure the temple premises?