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Monday, April 25, 2005

Are the communists losing their faith?

Strange debates erupt in our country these days. Consider this report by the Times of India:
In an order sometime back, the Supreme Court had ruled “Hinduism is a way of life”.

But, when Marxist ministers in Kerala were authorised under the law to appoint members to the managing committee of the Devasam temple, the decision was challenged.

The petitioners argued since Communists are non-believers they cannot participate in the administration of a temple, even indirectly.

It was argued that Communists are not qualified to run a temple, which is run by the statutory governing body under the Guruvayoor Devasam Act.

But someone tell me this: why should communists even want to run a temple?

On the other hand, it could be argued that they have no reason to privatise state-run corporations either, and in West Bengal...
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