Leaders of the Kerala Kshethra Samrakshana Samithi on Thursday alleged that the government was only interested in grabbing the huge revenue generated by temples with the support of those who did not know anything about spiritual affairs.

At a press conference here on Thursday, they blamed that the Devaswom boards were not functioning properly as the government was clueless about their activities.

N.M. Kadamban Namboodiripad, president, alleged that the temples were treated like government offices with over interference of authorities in temple affairs.

He said the samithi would take up the issues during its 44th State convention in Kozhikode on November 13. The two-day convention would discuss the encroachment on temple land by the Excise Department at Kottarakkara and attempts of the Malabar Devaswom Board to grab power in certain temples in Malappuram district.

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