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Sabarimala temple row: 52-year old Lalitha, devotee from Thrissur, enters the temple under police protection

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 November 2018, 9:37 IST
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Sabarimala temple has today opened its gates for the devotees under heavy police protection and a woman aged 52-year old, entered the temple premises.

Today is the second day of re-opening of the Sabarimala temple and the protests continued against the entry of women, which was cleared by the Supreme Court earlier in the Constitution bench verdict.

Lalitha, the 52-year old woman, came with her family to offer prayers at the Sabarimala temple. She was attacked by the protesters and a scene got created but later on, under police protection, she was allowed to enter the temple premises. She is a devotee from Thrissur and was totally opposed by the protesters.

Around 2,300 personnel, including a 20-member commando team and 100 women, have been deployed in Sabarimala and adjoining areas.

The ruckus got erupted after reports emerged of a woman devotee attempting to enter the temple. Hundreds of devotees assembled at the inner courtyard or Sannidhanam in order to agitate against the alleged entry of the woman, the PTI reported.

Media persons were attacked during the protest and a woman phot-journalist was hit by the violent protesters.

The politics over the issue has again taken the centerstage as the temple politics has returned all over again. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee’s working president K Sudhakaran said, “If the Congress party does not stand with the devotees on the Sabarimala temple issue, the party will be decimated. It will lead to downfall and the party will have to face its Waterloo moment,” KPCC working president K Sudhakaran.”

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First published: 6 November 2018, 9:37 IST
 
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