Source: News Bharati English08 Jun 2015 13:48:08

Chennai June 8: Hindu Munnani, which defends Hinduism and protect Hindu religious monuments, has called upon the Tamil Nadu Government to hand over the control of Hindu religious places of worship to independent trusts. The trusts must ensure that revenue generated from these places are solely utilised to develop the temples. It also demanded scrapping of ‘darshan’ fees in all temples.

This demand was raised along with other 13 resolutions passed during the seventh state-level conference and centenary anniversary celebration of Thanulinga Nadar, one of the first Presidents of the organisation, here on Sunday.

Hindu Munnani also passed resolutions that demanded legislation to prevent smuggling of cattle, condemned the demolishing of Hindu places of worship for road construction and sought making Tamil medium of education mandatory till Class V.

Addressing the conference, Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan paid homage to various Hindu leaders killed in Tamil Nadu. He said that Hindu leaders must always travel with company as a precautionary measure.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that a Ram Temple would be constructed in Ayodhya in another five years.

Countering the criticism over 'Gharwapsi' organized by various Hindu outfits across the country, he said if it was wrong, then all sorts of religious conversions should also be considered wrong. He questioned political parties and organizations that opposed Gharwapsi asking if they are ready for a law prohibiting all kinds of religious conversions.

"Hindus should vote for politicians who protect our welfare," said Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan. He said that a few members had toured Tamil Nadu to prepare a video documentary as to how Hindu religious practices were affected in the state. The documentary will be released soon.

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court, in a special sitting on Sunday, granted permission to Hindu Munnani to take out a procession, just hours before it was scheduled to start.