India braces for face-off after lifting of ban on temple entry for women of menstrual age Sabarimala temple
Hundreds of members of a conservative Hindu group in southern India will lie down at the entrance of a hill temple to stop women of menstruating age from entering, its chief said, even after the supreme court last week lifted a centuries-old ban. The government of the state of Kerala is bracing for a face-off between the protesters and women and girls aged 10-50 who want to visit the Sabarimala hill temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, when it re-opens on October 17. The state’s police force has asked neighbouring states to provide policewomen for the protests because…
You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.