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Sabarimala Temple Row: Shocking! Woman who dared to visit the Ayyappa shrine thrown out by in-laws

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 January 2019, 9:02 IST

Remember the woman who had entered the Ayyappa shrine at Kerala’s Sabarimala after breaching the security in the temple and challenged the religious customs earlier this month is not allowed to enter to her in-laws’ house on Tuesday.

The incident took place nearly after a week when her mother-in-law assaulted her. Due to the domestic violence, she has been admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College.

Meanwhile, Kanaka Durga (39) has filed a complaint with the District Violence Protection Officer after her in-laws locked her out of the house, NDTV reported.

As per the source, when Kanaka Durga returned to her home from the hospital, her husband had locked the door and left the place along with his mother and two children.

Meantime, Durga is under police protection in a government shelter.

Earlier, Kanaka Durga along with another woman, Bindu Ammini (40), dared to enter the shrine and also were the first ones of menstrual age to enter the Lord Ayyappa shrine. After their step, both women had to face a lot of criticism, especially from the right-wing activists and were forced to stay in an undisclosed location.

On 15th January, Kanaka Durga returned her home in the morning and her mother-in-law allegedly beat her with a stick until she could barely stand.

Later, the Supreme Court of India had instructed the Kerala Police to provide the police protection to both Kanaka and Bindu.

Sabarimala shrine has been the most controversial issue in the state since 28th September, when the apex court had removed the ban over the entry of women aged between 10 and 50.

Also read: Sabarimala temple row: 51 women under 50 year age group entered Sabarimala, Kerala govt informs Supreme Court

On the other hand, right-wing activists opposed the decision of the court and asked the courts do not have jurisdiction over religious beliefs.

First published: 23 January 2019, 8:52 IST