Two exclusive days for women in Sabarimala temple: Kerala government to High Court
Kerala : Amid raging protests over entry of women in the Sabarimala Temple, the Kerala Government on Friday promised High Court that it will keep two days exclusively for the women devotees to visit the holy place.
This comes after four women filed a petition in the court demanding enhancement of the temple's security for smooth entry of women inside the temple. The women in their petitions gave the government, a range of ideas, including reservation of days for the women devotees.
The petitioners submitted that they were ardent devotees of Lord Ayyappa, who were desirous of visiting the temple during the mandalakalam season. They had made online booking for “darshan” on November 19, LiveLaw reported.
Three of the women- Reshma Nishanth, Shanila Satheesh and VS Dhanya – also informed the court that they had to abandon their earlier plans amid threats from BJP, Hindu Aikya Vedi, Sabarimala Karma Samiti and other organisations.
In their petition, they also asked court to ensure all protesters are removed from the site so that they can go safely inside the temple.