Despite multiple petitions with the district collector and requests to the HR&CE department, we continue to be ignored, the families rue.
The BJP had filed over 100 complaints at various police stations on behalf of believers. The delegation urged Ravi to instruct the DGP to take immediate action on these complaints.
Sekarbabu added that the government is committed to preserving heritage as substantial funds have been allocated for refurbishing ancient temples.
He was speaking after solemnising the wedding of 34 couples on behalf of the HR & CE Department at Sri Kapaleeswarar temple marriage hall here.
Sekar Babu was addressing reporters after unveiling a re-modeled kitchen and park facility at Kallalagar temple in Madurai, along with Minister P Moorthy.
On Friday, when the contract workers were removing the old dilapidated road's tar portions, the forest officials came and asked them to halt the work.
However, they said the HC ruling is insufficient and the state should amend the HR and CE law to ensure that members of all castes become archakas in all temples.
The HR&CE department-administered temple, which was closed after poojas on Monday night, was found broken into by a worker the next day.
For about a year, the state government and the HR&CE department have been attempting to gain control of the temple in Cuddalore district that is being managed by the hereditary priests.
Chandrasekhar said the board had been placed only to inform devotees coming from outstation. This was to avoid crowding during the festival.
Talking to reporters, Sekarbabu said, “HR and CE officials, priests engaged in ‘Oru kaala poojai’ and temple employees will be using the app.
The transaction took place in the presence of retired justice R Mala, Fisheries Minister Anitha R Radhakrishnan, HR&CE Minister Sekar Babu, and SBI officials at Tiruchendur.
However, it added, if a person fulfils all the eligibility criteria, then mere political connection would not vitiate his appointment as trustee.