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Tag: Sabarimala Protest

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Sabarimala temple opens for 5 days amidst tight security

Sabarimala (Kerala): Even as the Supreme Court is looking into numerous review petitions on its September 28 verdict on entry of women into Sabarimala temple, the temple opened amidst tight security at 5 p.m on Tuesday for the five-day-long Kumba pooja functions. Speaking to the media, the chief priest of the Sabarimala temple, V.N. Vasudevan […]

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Sabarimala tantri gets 15 days more to explain purification rituals

Thiruvananthapuram: Sabarimala temple custodian, the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), on Monday extended time to Tantri Kantararu Rajeeveru to explain why a “purification” ritual was conducted following the visit of two women devotees to the Lord Ayyappa shrine just after New Year, said a board official. “Till Sunday he was at Sabarimala. Now that he is […]

Dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala over Sabarimala row

Thiruvananthapuram: A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown call, given by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi (SKS) to protest against the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday, evoked a mixed response in the state on Thursday. The SKS said the shutdown was intended to oppose the role of the Kerala government which apparently facilitated the […]

Prohibitory orders at Sabarimala extended

Sabarimala: With the Sabarimala temple opening on Sunday for the popular ‘Makaravilakku’ season, the administration has extended the prohibitory orders till January 5, an official said. The first phase of the current season opened on November 15 and closed on December 27. The season is referred to as ‘mandala pooja’. The temple town in Kerala […]

11 women prepare for Sabarimala darshan amid protests

Sabarimala: With the annual Mandala Puja just days away, protests again broke out in the temple town here in Kerala on Sunday as 11 women from the hitherto banned age group of 10 to 50 years, reached Pamba, to trek uphill and pay obeisance at the Lord Ayyappa shrine. The women from Tamil Nadu are […]

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Kerala Assembly disrupted over Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: With the Kerala government extending prohibitory orders in Sabarimala until Wednesday, the Congress-led UDF on Monday disrupted Assembly proceedings for the sixth consecutive day. While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers took to the streets across the state, the party has called for a Thiruvananthapuram shutdown on Tuesday to protest so-called “police high-handedness”. Both the […]

Protests in Sabarimala not acceptable: Kerala HC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday turned down a bail plea by a man arrested last month, saying protests against the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple were unacceptable. “The protests at Sabarimala are not acceptable as it is against the verdict of the Supreme Court,” a High Court bench said, rejecting the […]

100 policemen accompany 2 women to Sabarimala

Sabarimala: At least 100 policemen were accompanying two women, a journalist and a devotee, towards the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on Friday amidst protests. Kavita, the Hyderabad-based journalist and her four member crew along with the other woman devotee from Kochi were surrounded by 80 policemen while the rest 20 were walking ahead of […]