A conference on retrieval of Tamil rights on Sunday claimed that the post of Governor was not required for States. A resolution to this effect was adopted at the conference organised by Federation of Periyarist Thinkers here.
The post of Governor was a creation by the British regime with the intention to crush state rights, a trend which continued even today, the resolution said. Condemning the office of the Governor for trying to repress the States, it said the post of Governor was unnecessary for States.
Stating that honour killings in the State were on the rise, the meet through another resolution urged the State government to bring in a separate law to prevent such crimes. Condemning casteist forces indulging in honour killings, it said separate reservation should be given under a special scheme in education and employment to those who had performed inter-caste marriage.
While welcoming the State government for its announcement to change the names of some towns in Tamil, another resolution said it should be implemented at the earliest. The names of remaining towns should be changed in Tamil.
It further said the prayers in temples and in all other places of worship should only be in Tamil and wanted people from all communities to be made as priests. Another resolution urged the State government to ban organisations ,including the RSS, from functioning in Tamil Nadu for instigating violence and trying to erase Tamil culture and history.
Dravidar Kazhagam leader K. Veeramani, rationalist leader Suba. Veerapandian, Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam leader Ramakrishnan, Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam leader Kolathur Mani, May 17 Movement coordinator Thirumurugan Gandhi and others spoke at the conference. Prior to the conference, a large number of followers of Periyar took out a rally from Kohinoor Theatre junction to the Uzhavar Sandhai grounds where the meeting was conducted.