Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram-based Puthumana Thanthravidyalayam has taken exception to the NSS stance against the appointment of non-Brahmins as temple priests.

Maheswaran Namboodiri, head of the institution, said in a statement here on Tuesday that the NSS stand would only serve to turn the Hindus against one another by reviving casteism and untouchability.

It was through one's actions and not birth that a person became a Brahmin. Veda Vyasan, Valmiki, Sree Narayana Guru and Chattambi Swami were respected not because of their family lineage but their scholarship. .