Hindu outfits against women journos covering Sabarimala

Several Hindu outfits in Kerala agitating against entry of women of menstrual age into the famous Sabarimala Temple have urged media outlets not to depute women journalists to cover the issue as the Lord Ayyappa temple is set to open Monday for a special puja. Continue Reading

BJP to undertake Rath Yatra to save Sabarimala temple

The BJP in Kerala Sunday announced a ‘Rath Yatra’ to save the customs and traditions of Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, intensifying the agitation against the entry of all women into the shrine, a day after its Chief Amit Shah extended the party’s support to devotees. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: TDB not to file review plea against SC order

The TDB, which administers the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Wednesday decided against filing a review petition against the Supreme Court order lifting the ban on women of menstruating age from entering the shrine, saying it has “no relevance now.” Continue Reading

Sabarimala stir an attempt to destroy Kerala’s unity: CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday criticised those agitating against his government’s move to implement the Supreme Court verdict on entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, saying “deliberate” efforts were being made to destroy the state’s unity and secular fabric. Continue Reading