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July 1, 2012

Human Trafficking by Missionaries Exposed

People of Tamilnadu were shocked on hearing the news that 37 kids from Odisha and Jharkhand are kept captive in self-styled ‘Blessing Trust’ (orphanages run by missionaries) in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu. Recently the Tamilnadu State Social Welfare Department unearthed the racket of human trafficking in the State. The kids who are below 10 years of age were taken from the parents by promising that they will be given quality education and other facilities. But the children were not even sent to school and were kept confined in a room under inhumane conditions, says Pradip K Patra State Co-ordinator of Integrated Child Protection Scheme, Odisha. Observers suspect that this may be a part of a conspiracy of brown skinned persons brainwashed to suit Anglo-Indian Hegemony? 

Anti Hindu Text Book Removed
Andal, a foster child of Vishnuchitta or Periyalwar is one of the twelve Alwars of Vaishavite tradition. Andal also known as Godhai, eventually came to be known as the consort of Vishnu. She is regarded as Goddess. Her poetic talents were extraordinary and she composed ‘Thiruppavai’ consisting of 30 hymns and Nachiar Thirumozhi in 143 stanzas. The month of ‘Margasiram’ known as ‘Margazhi’ in Tamil is the month of religious austerities and devotional singing. People of Tamilnadu rise up at dawn; go round the streets singing the bhajans of ‘Thiruppavai’ sung by Andal. ‘Manonmaneeyam Sundaranar University’ in Tirunelveli District of Tamilnadu has come in for severe criticism by prescribing a textbook on Andal. It describes Andal as ‘Devadasi’ and as ‘illegal child’ of Periyalwar, another Vaishnavite Saint. So ABVP protested against this. Denigration of Gods and Goddesses and sentiments of Hindu people should be stopped says the Office bearers of ABVP and Hindu Munnani and also demanded removal of the controversial pages from the BA I year text book. After the protest, the Government also ordered to remove the controversial pages from the text book.
RTI Applies to Hindu Temple Alone!

The Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE) issued a circular to appoint a public information officer for temples administered by trustees. Hereditary trustee of Sri Vengeeswarar Alagarperumal and Nagathamman Koil Devasthanam in Vadapalani filed a writ petition questioning the legality of the circular. Dismissing the writ petition, Justice Chandru said that the temple is a public institution and its activities are covered by the provisions of Right to Information (RTI) Act even if it is administered by hereditary trustees. Hindus feel that the administration of temples need to be governed by a group of eminent Hindus only and not by HR&CE Department. Hindus say is it not an injustice rendered to them? 

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  1. The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Deaprtment came into being in Chennai Presidency during the rule of Justice Party in nineteen twenties. The mismanagement and misuse of wealth of temples by hereditary trustees resulted in the enactment of taking over administration of temples by the government. The government, armed with the act colud have taken effective steps to recover thousand and thousands of lands granted to various temples and many positive activities but in course of time, the act became a tool in the hands of wily politicians to exploit resources of temples. Unless a trust worthy, inedependent local commitee of Hindus who are really interested in safeguarding Hindu ethos and faith is given the responsibility of taking control of every temple, we may not be able to free our temples from the clutches of anti Hindu politicians. In my opinion, the system of hereditary trusteeship should also be given up to avoid misuse of the wealth of our temples by selfish individuals.