Special Correspondent

KOZHIKODE: The Kottiyoor Perumal Seva Sangham has sought a fresh legislation to protect temples and temple-employees in North Kerala.

A spokesman of the seva sangham said a new law was needed since the Madras Hindu Religious Institutions Act of 1951, which was now being followed, was inadequate to protect the interests of the temples and its employees.


The new legislation for the Malabar Hindu Religious and Endowment Institutions could be based on the legislation enacted for temples by Tamil Nadu Government in 1959 and the provisions that had been added to it subsequently, he said.

Convention held

At a recent convention of the sangham, participants expressed concern at the Government's apathy to the demand for a new law.

Gokulam Gopalan was re-elected president and K. Kunhiraman the general secretary of the organisation at the convention.

The meeting, in a resolution, appealed to the Government to construct a bridge across the Vavalipuzha.