February 21st, 2012
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Social workers can react on religious matters: VS Achuthananthan

achuthananthanThiruvananthapuram: ‘Social workers can interfere in religious matters’, said Opposition leader VS Achuthananthan.  This is the basic citizens right and no one has the right to impose any restrictions on it. VS Achuthananthan was reacting to the statements made by Pinarayi Vijayan and Kanthapuram on the “Thirukesham” (holy hair issue).

“Kanthapuram has merely expressed his views on the issue. The people of Kerala have every right to interfere in religious matters. CPIM has no intentions to acquire the hostility of any religious group. Without damaging the friendly relation, discussions must be held,” VS said.  Kanthapuram however reinstated that neither the ruling nor the opposition need interfere in religious matters.

Pinarayi Vijayan while inaugurating a seminar on “Vagbhatananda Guru and Kerala’s Renaissance”,during the CPIM 20th party congress had commented on the “Thirukesham”. Pinarayi accused religious heads of interfering in political matters.”There is an attempt to revive the religion and caste based divide in the state. Hindus have more human gods that even the gods. Some others are arguing over the Thirukesham. Anybody’s hair will burn when set on fire. However, some claim that the hair of the prophet is immune to fire, ” Pinarayi said.

Kanthapuram A P Aboobakar Musiliar while reacting to this statement said, “Pinarayi has no right to comment on the ‘Thirukesham’ (the holy hair). “The ‘Thirukesha’ controversy is not supposed to be discussed out side the religion. The religious heads and followers of Islam are the ones to decide whether it is mere superstition or not.  CPIM State Secretary, Pinarayi Vijayan has no say in this matter. He has no right to comment on such issues. Muslims believe that the ‘Thirukesham’,which is the hair of the prophet shall not catch fire went set on fire. This depicts the superhuman qualities of the prophet. Those who are ignorant of such matters need not express their views on it,’ Kandapuram Aboobakar said.

“If politician interfere in religious matters it will lead to communal problems. I do not know whether Pinarayi intends to attain media attention by making such controversial statements. Regarding the Thirukesham there may be diverese and even opposing views amongst the believers. However, this is not the only matter on which there have been disagreements,” he added.


One Response to “ Social workers can react on religious matters: VS Achuthananthan ”

  1. roufz

    yes you are absolutley correct


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