Bindu, Kanakadurga get death threats for entering Sabarimala

Malappuram: Bindu and Kanakadurga, who had entered the Sabarimala temple, breaking the centuries-old tradition and infuriating many, have allegedly received death threats.

According to police reports, Bindu, a 42-year-old college lecturer and CPI(M) ML activist and 44-year-old Kanakadurga had entered the shrine on 2 January and since then have been receiving backlash from various quarters.

Kanakadurga was forced out of her house and faced opposition from her husband and other relatives. She was also allegedly attacked by her mother-in-law for entering the shrine. Both the women are currently being provided round-the-clock security and CCTV surveillance. 

The temple was out of bounds for girls and women between 10 and 50 years of age until last year  when the Supreme Court had in a historic verdict lifted the centuries-old ban, allowing women of all age groups to offer prayers at the temple.

NT Bureau