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Sabarimala row: '2000 BJP, RSS workers arrested over protests, we are standing like rock with devotees,' says Amit Shah

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 October 2018, 14:08 IST

BJP president Amit Shah who recently turned 54 on Saturday tendered his and his party support for the people who held the protests against the Supreme Court verdict on women of all age ( in menstruating) age entry allowed at the Sabarimala temple in the state earlier this month.

"Today in Kerala a struggle is going on between religious beliefs and state government's cruelty. More than 2000 activists and workers from BJP, RSS and other organisations have been arrested. BJP is standing like a rock with devotees, Left government be warned," he said while addressing a rally at Kannur in Kerala after inaugurating a party office in the city.

"The deity at Sabarimala is a Brahmachari (celibate) and therefore women of a certain age aren't allowed. There are many temples in India which are exclusively for women and men aren't allowed. No man tries to enter," he said.

Hearing the plea, the Supreme Court up-lifted the ban from the women between 10-50 years of age entry into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyapa after which a huge protests took place in Kerala where women devotees were stopped and attacked in a move to prevent from entering the temple. The media personnel and vans were also attacked by the agitators in a protest against women entering the temple.

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First published: 27 October 2018, 14:08 IST
 
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