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`Thookkam' offering criticised

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KOCHI, MARCH 17. `Elavoor Thookkam', a votive offering, in which a person hangs on hooks piercing his body, has been criticised by the Elavoor Pouradharma Samithy.

The Samithy has described it as an "evil practice". The secretary of the Pouradharma Samithy, K. K. Prabhakaran and the Samithy convenor, V. K. Kumaran, said at a press conference here this morning that they would prevent the `thookkam' offering by all means.

The `thookkam' is slated to be performed this year on April 23, 10 days after `Vishu', after a gap of about 16 years.

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