Sabarimala temple row: The doors of the Sabarimala temple opened at 5pm for the monthly rituals amid an ongoing protest against the Supreme Court’s order to allow enetry of women of all age groups. However, no woman between 10 and 50 years of age were allowed to enter the temple. The development comes in the bakdrop of violent protests by the devotees including women who are opposed to the entry of women of menstruation cycle in the temple premises.
Earlier today, the LDF government had blamed the RSS and BJP for the crisis at the Sabarimala temple that is at the centre of a row over the entry of women between 10 and 50 age group. State minister VS Sunil accused the RSS and BJP of maintaining double standards on the issue as he claimed that those who argued in the favour of entry of women inside the temple are people linked to the two outfits. “On one hand, five advocates associated with the BJP file a petition in the Supreme Court demanding entry for women devotees in the Sabarimala temple and on the other hand, the BJP is leading the fight against the top court’s verdict,” he said.
“Now BJP trying to make it as a law and order issue,” Sunil said, adding that the LDF government is bound to implement the Supreme Court’s order.