Protests in India after temple visit women

Protests in India after temple visit women

World January 2, 2019 13:00

kochi - Angry Indians took to the streets after two women had been piloted into the Sabarimala temple complex in Kerala state. The police fired tear gas and put water cannons during...

The Supreme Court ruled in September that it is discriminatory to ban girls and women aged 10 to 50 from the temple, which is visited annually by a million people. Conservative believers refuse to accept this statement because they do not want menstruating women in the temple of the celibate deity Ayyappa. Female activists have since been kept at a distance by demonstrators.

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