not content with having taken over all the temple lands in travancore (this was done by the conniving colonel munro in british times who brainwashed the maharaja of travancore, alienated temple lands and mixed them up with government lands; for good measure, he gave quite a lot of that to churches), the christist-dominated kerala govt now wants to fully take over the travancore devaswom board.
just one more step in economic warfare against hindus in kerala.
at least 1,000 mosques have come up in kerala since the babri/ayodhya demolition. at least 1,000 churches have come up in kerala in the same timeframe. *not one* of them is under government control in any way. however, the hindu temples are looted. the small donations made by devotees from all over india are stolen by the govt, whereas the billions brought in by christists and mohammedans are quite safe. no records, no audits, no nothing.
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Date: Nov 3, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: Chandy's Deveswom loot ..continues
Friday November 4 2005 00:00 IST
CHERTHALA: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappalli Natesan on Thursday alleged that the UDF Government's move to promulgate an ordinance to control the affairs of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) was aimed at pocketing the funds to the tune of Rs 400 crore of temples coming under the TDB.
He told reporters here on Thursday that this was at a time when the government was hit by acute financial shortage.
He asked the Hindu ministers who elected the devaswom board members to spell out their stand on the issue.
He said there was no justification in the government interfering with the day-to-day affairs of the devaswom board in the bogey of dealing with corruption.
"Will the UDF Government show the guts to take over the assets of the warring Orthodox and Jacobite factions in the name of church row".
Can the government even think of curbing the powers of the Wakaf Board,'' he asked.
He said the issue was an emotive one for the entire Hindu community, giving clear indication that he would launch a statewide campaign against the government move in the coming days with the support of other Hindu organisations.
Welcoming any kind of inquiry into the corruption charges against the present devaswom board in the appointment of staff, he, however, flayed the UDF Ministry for its double standards while dealing with corruption.
"Will the same government order a probe into charges against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the Smart City deal and Water Resources Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan in the Japan drinking water scheme,'' he asked.
He also said that none should act under the illusion that the TDB row would strain the relation between the NSS and the SNDP.