Massive protests at Sabarimala after woman reaches Sannidhana

Sabarimala Sannidhanam morning witnessed massive protests today morning by devotees after a woman reached near the holy steps of the hill shrine. According to police, the woman was 51-years-old but protestors claimed that she was lying.

BJP leader K Surendran said that the devotees protested with chants on finding that a woman was forcibly brought by the police to the Sannidhanam. On finding that she is of age 51 protests naturally died down, he added.

MT Ramesh, BJP state general secretary, alleged that the police and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan are creating havoc in Sabarimala. Devotees are pained at the high handedness of police trying to make women enter Sannidhanam at any cost. This is highly deplorable and BJP protests against the police acting like CPM goons in Sabarimala, he added.

For the first time in history, devotees sat on the sacred eighteen steps to protest the entry of a woman suspected to be in the age group of 10 and 50 into the Sannidhanam. It may be noted that the eighteen steps cannot be climbed without Irumudi kettu.

The lady devotee who arrived at Sannidhanam was Lalitha w/o Ravi from Tirur in Thrissur. However, as the protests continued, she was shifted to a police camp and she didn’t enter the temple.

The Sabarimala temple opened last evening, for a one-day ritual as thousands of police personnel, including women officers, kept a watch on the hilltop temple that witnessed large-scale violence last month by protesters against the Supreme Court ruling allowing women of menstrual age into the shrine.

Though no girl or women in the age group of 10-50 years was spotted at the temple, the abode of Lord Ayyappa, its eternally celibate deity, police said a 30-year-old woman had reached the base camp at Pamba along with her husband and two kids.

However, the woman, Anju, a native of Cherthala in Alappuzha district, told police that she was not keen to visit the shrine and admitted that she had come to Pamba following pressure from her husband, Abilash.Police claimed it was her husband, who was adamant that the family, including their children aged 7 and 4 years, undertake the pilgrimage.

 Sabarimala Sannidhanam morning witnessed massive protests today morning by devotees after a woman reached near the holy steps of the hill shrine. According to police, the woman was 51-years-old but protestors claimed that she was lying.

BJP leader K Surendran said that the devotees protested with chants on finding that a woman was forcibly brought by the police to the Sannidhanam. On finding that she is of age 51 protests naturally died down, he added.

MT Ramesh, BJP state general secretary, alleged that the police and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan are creating havoc in Sabarimala. Devotees are pained at the high handedness of police trying to make women enter Sannidhanam at any cost. This is highly deplorable and BJP protests against the police acting like CPM goons in Sabarimala, he added.

For the first time in history, devotees sat on the sacred eighteen steps to protest the entry of a woman suspected to be in the age group of 10 and 50 into the Sannidhanam. It may be noted that the eighteen steps cannot be climbed without Irumudi kettu.

The lady devotee who arrived at Sannidhanam was Lalitha w/o Ravi from Tirur in Thrissur. However, as the protests continued, she was shifted to a police camp and she didn’t enter the temple.

The Sabarimala temple opened last evening, for a one-day ritual as thousands of police personnel, including women officers, kept a watch on the hilltop temple that witnessed large-scale violence last month by protesters against the Supreme Court ruling allowing women of menstrual age into the shrine.

Though no girl or women in the age group of 10-50 years was spotted at the temple, the abode of Lord Ayyappa, its eternally celibate deity, police said a 30-year-old woman had reached the base camp at Pamba along with her husband and two kids.

However, the woman, Anju, a native of Cherthala in Alappuzha district, told police that she was not keen to visit the shrine and admitted that she had come to Pamba following pressure from her husband, Abilash.Police claimed it was her husband, who was adamant that the family, including their children aged 7 and 4 years, undertake the pilgrimage.

 

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