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The News Minute | September 28, 2014 | 12.12 pm IST Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called for more women to be employed as “archakas” in temples in the state. According to a report in The Hindu, Siddaramaiah said at the inauguration of the Dasara celebrations in Mangalore: “Women have been discriminated for long, and this has to stop. The marginalisation can stop only if women are given positions of stature, and given the same respect as men.” He also said that the women who were already priests at temples in the state had not faced any opposition.

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