'Government tries to break traditions'

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Community group leaders representing Kalari Panicker Ganika Kanisha Sabha (KGKS), Kerala Pattikajathi Pattikavarga Aikya Vedi, Adivasi Mahasabha and Akhila Kerala Viswakarma Maha Sabha (AKVMS) have come out against the government for 'taking advantage of Women's Wall campaign to break the tradition at Sabarimala'.

Addressing a news conference, KGKS state president Pachaloor Asokhan said the government was making deliberate attempts to break Hindu traditions and beliefs. "The government attempts to create divisions among Hindu believers and it is unacceptable. The efforts to single out and attack Sabarimala tanthri will be resisted by believers. Despite several pleas, the government is not interested in giving back Mala Arayas their right to light the Malaravilakku. Devaswom board usurping the community's right is an insult," he said.

Adivasi Mahasaba state president Mohan Triveni accused the government for making clandestine moves to hunt down Hindu community.