Activist Trupti Desai to visit Sabarimala Temple on November 20
Kerala : Sabarimala Temple is all set to open for 3 months for devotees to offer their prayers to the Lord Ayyappa. Kerala police have deployed a high-security cover to ensure there are no reports of violence like last year over a verdict of Supreme Court in which a ban on the entry of women of menstruation age was lifted.
Last, year Right-Wing Activists and devotees had indulged in violent clashes as a set of women tried to enter the temple premises following Supreme Court order.
While the Supreme Court has decided to set up a larger bench on the religious issue to re-examine the earlier verdict, women rights activist Trupti Desai has said that she will go to Sabarimala temple after November 20 regardless of whether she would be provided protection by the Kerala government or not.
“I will go to Sabarimala after November 20. We will seek protection from the Kerala government and it is up to them to give us protection or not. Even if not provided with protection, I will visit Sabarimala for the darshan,” said Desai.
The Kerala Police has also issued a warning against them who will try to play mischievous on the social media and incite violence in the backdrop of Sabarimala verdict. Those who spread messages, through social media, affecting the communal harmony of the state will be arrested immediately and charged under non-bailable sections, a police press release said.
“All sorts of accounts across various social media platforms are being closely monitored by the Cyber Cell, Cyberdom and Cyber Police Stations”, the release added.