Anxiety looms as Sabarimala temple reopens tomorrow

There is a sense of anxiety in and around Sabarimala as the Lord Ayyappa shrine is all set to reopen on Tuesday for monthly worship, after witnessing frenzied protests during the recently concluded annual pilgrim season over the entry of young women. Continue Reading

Dalit activist attempts to reach Sabarimala shrine, fails

Yet another woman in the “barred” age group made a futile attempt today to reach Sabarimala but was forced to retreat by agitated protesters, while security was tightened at the shrine amid reports that more women of menstruating age could try to visit the temple before its doors close tonight. Continue Reading