• Thursday, August 11, 2022

INDIA

Vandalism and violence as Indian temple prepares to accept women

Sabarimala temple

By: Keerthi Mohan

Hindu traditionalists on Wednesday (17) attacked female media persons near Sabarimala temple in the southern state of Kerala while trying to prevent women of menstrual age from entering the time. Protesters claiming to be devotees of Lord Ayyappa attacked female journalists reporting from Sabarimala as its gates opened for monthly rituals. Although the state government had deployed hundreds of police officials at Pamba, Nilakkal and Erumeli, three important landmarks on the route to Sabarimala, protesters pelted stones at the vehicles of media personnel. Journalists of many media organisations were heckled and their vehicles were vandalised. Saritha Balan, a journalist from an…

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