Will try to reach consensus on Sabarimala women entry issue: Devaswom minister K Radhakrishnan

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Thiruvananthapuram: The newly appointed Devaswom minister K Radhakrishnan said that they will try to reach consensus on the Sabarimala woman entry issue. He was speaking in a special interview to Mathrubhumi News.

Neither the state government nor the Communist Party had directly not intervened in any matter related to Sabarimala or any other temple, but only acted according to the court order.

"Even when Karl Marx said that religion is like opium of the people, he had also said that religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is not right to destroy all beliefs and dominate them," the minister added.

The fund for the functioning of Devaswom boards should be raised from sources other than the hundis at temples. Devaswom boards cannot always depend on government. All attempts will be made to protect the wealth of Devaswoms and utilize it efficiently and protect the institutions, Radhakrishnan stated.

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