Woman journalist begins climbing Sabarimala hill

By: | Published: October 19, 2018 8:02 AM

A woman reporter from Hyderabad began trekking to Sabarimala hill Friday, a day after a New Delhi-based reporter of a foreign media outlet made a failed bid to visit the shrine.

SABARIMALA, Journalist, latest news, important news, trending news, news today, news now, world news, trending news,So far on Friday, there has been no protests by devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the Lord Ayyappa temple. (Reuters)

A woman reporter from Hyderabad began trekking to Sabarimala hill Friday, a day after a New Delhi-based reporter of a foreign media outlet made a failed bid to visit the shrine. Police have thrown a security ring around the woman who had requested security to go to Sabarimala Sannidhanam to carry out her professional duty.

So far on Friday, there have been no protests by devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the Lord Ayyappa temple. The woman is in her late 20s and if she climbed the hills, she would be the first woman from the menstruating age group to visit the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa after the Supreme Court order permitting women of all age groups to enter the shrine.

On Thursday, the New Delhi-based woman journalist was stopped midway by devotees opposing the entry of women of menstrual age into the hill shrine. The journalist accompanied by her male colleague, a foreigner, descended the hills from Marakkoottam area in the face of mounting protests. A case has been registered against devotees who allegedly prevented her trekking and forced her to climb down the hills.

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