Lakhs of Kerala women forms wall against SC verdict on Sabarimala temple entry
New Delhi : In the recent development of Sabarimala temple case, lakhs of women in Kerala formed a 620-km “wall” from Thiruvananthapuram to the northern district of Kasaragod and took a pledge to protect the renaissance value.
Marshalled by the Kerala government and a section of Hindu organisations, the peaceful protest was organised against the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, however, the content of the women’s pledge has no reference to the shrine. These Hindu organisations are among the ones that have supported the government’s stand on the entry of women of all ages into the temple.
The decision of women flok to form the wall was taken earlier in December in a meeting of various Hindu organisations, which was convened by the CPI(M)-led government. Explaining the aim of forming a women’s wall, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday said, “The CPI(M) considered addressing women’s issues as part of the party’s class struggle. Such an initiative (women’s wall) is required to protect the renaissance tradition of the state.”
Women, who have agreed to take part in the event, will begin assembling by the side of the national highways across all 14 districts. The human chain is likely to stand for about half an hour before dispersing.
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