Kanaka Durga denied entry into house

Kanaka Durga (42), the Kerala government’s Civil Supplies employee, who made history by becoming one of the two menstruating age women entering the Sabarimala temple for the first time, has been forced to find shelter in a Ministry of Women and Child Development’s (MWCD) One-Stop Centre (OSC) at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district.

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Makara vilakku: 5,000 cops deployed for security in Sabaraimala

The police have stationed more armed companies as reserve forces in Pathanamthitta and Kollam. The units will remain in high operational readiness to be deployed wherever necessary at short notice. Continue Reading

Kerala cops say they are looking into reports of 2 women entering Ayyappa Temple

According to TV channels, the two women, Kanakadurga, 42, and Bindu, 44, also claimed that they had entered the holy shrine of Lord Ayyappa. They made efforts to enter the shrine in December but had to return due to protests. Continue Reading

Tension at Sabarimala as cops send 11 women back

Tension prevailed at Pamba, the foothills of the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, this morning as a group of 11 women, below the age of 50 years, tried to trek the hilltop shrine, even as devotees protested against the move. Continue Reading

SC declines Kerala’s plea against setting panel for Sabarimala

The Supreme Court Friday declined urgent hearing on a fresh plea of the Kerala government challenging the high court decision to set up a panel to oversee pilgrimage at Sabarimala, which has witnessed protests after women of all age groups were allowed entry into the temple. Continue Reading

We will stand firmly with Ayyappa devotees: NSS chief

The Nair Service Society, an outfit of Kerala’s influential Nair community, Wednesday said it stood firmly with the devotees opposing entry of women in the menstrual age group into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Continue Reading

Sabarimala closes door; women devotees issue unresolved

In all, 19 review petitions are pending before it for hearing. The State’s Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran welcomed the TDB’s decision to approach the Supreme Court with a comprehensive report about the recent developments in Sabarimala. Continue Reading

Protests continue at Sabarimala as 2 women try to enter hill shrine

Four days after the doors of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened after the Supreme Court stepped in to overturn a nearly three-decade-old ruling formalising a ban on women of menstruating age. Continue Reading

Sabarimala niraputhari pooja won’t be affected: TDB President

Travancore Devaswom Board today said steps have been taken for the smooth conduct of the annual ‘niraputhari’ pooja at the Lord Ayyappa temple here, where restriction has been imposed for pilgrims following heavy rains. Continue Reading