Sabarimala: Union minister Ponnar slams Kerala govt

The BJP kept the pot boiling on the Sabarimala issue Wednesday with Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan lashing out at the left government, saying its “master plan” was to “harass” pilgrims. 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

Day 5: 6 women stopped from reaching Sabarimala temple

Six women were prevented from entering the Sabarimala temple Sunday by a large number of devotees of Lord Ayyappa as the stand-off over entry of women of menstrual age into the famous hill shrine continued for the fifth day. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: Kerala police register cases against 200 devotees

The Travancore Devaswom Board has issued notice to the junior priests who sat at the bottom of the sacred 18 steps that lead to the sanctum sanctorum of the Ayyappan Temple, protesting the entry of women into the temple.  Continue Reading