Protests continue on 2nd day of opening of Sabarimala shrine

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On the second day of the re-opening of the Sabarimala holy shrine, protests continue against the entry of women of menstruating age into the temple.

 The protestors clashed with police on November 6 over reports of woman devotee trying to enter the shrine, thought to be in her menstruating age, was heard.

 The police maintain that the woman who attempted to enter the temple premises was well over 52 years. The lady and her son and the man accompanying them were given police protection and taken to the Sannidhanam police station.

Amid the protests, media persons were attacked and a cameraperson was injured at the base camp in Pamba.

Lalitha, a 52-year-old devotee, along with her son was escorted by cops on her visit. “I am not afraid, I want darshan of Lord Ayyappa,” she said.

Despite the top court’s order allowing women of all age groups into the temple, no woman in the age group of 10 to 50 years have yet been able to visit the temple since the top court’s order on September 28.