TN govt withdraws ordinance to allow non-Brahmins as priests

The Tamil Nadu Government has withdrawn its ordinance to allow non-Brahmins to become priests in the state’s temples.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court put a stay on the ordinance passed by the Karunanidhi government in July which had said any Hindu could become a priest.

The decision to break the brahminical hold over temples was a major election promise of the DMK. However Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi says this was the dream of the Periyar – the father of the Dravidian movement.

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