Not part of any agenda, say women who entered Sabarimala

Bindu and Kanakadurga, the two women in their 40s, who created history by defying threats from saffron organisations and offered prayers at Sabarimala temple, Thursday said they were not tools of anyone and dismissed as “baseless” the allegations that they were playing into the hands of police and the government. Continue Reading

Women’s entry into Sabarimala sparks violent protests across Kerala

Cloaked in black veils and shrouded in early morning darkness, two women of menstruating age group made history on Wednesday when they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right. Continue Reading

CRC slams HC direction over Kerala Wall of Women

The Kerala Child Rights Commission Thursday criticised the High Court’s order that children below 18 years should not participate in the “Women’s Wall” being organised by the LDF government on January 1 and said it was a violation of their fundamental rights. Continue Reading

Ayyappa Jyothies lit across Kerala to counter Women’s Wall

Thousands of people lit “Ayyappa Jyothies” (lamps) across Kerala from the northern Kasaragod district to the state capital down south Wednesday evening, vowing to protect the rituals and traditions of the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. Continue Reading