“We will be moving the Supreme Court against this move,” Rahul Easwar said.

No courage to bring women during day Rahul Easwar slams govt on Sabarimala
news Sabarimala Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:59

Hours after two women below the age of 50 finally entered Sabarimala with police protection, Ayyappa Seva Samajam president Rahul Easwar slammed the government for lacking the courage to bring them during the day. Speaking to TNM, he said, “This is the government doing drama. They lack the courage to bring the women during the day and quietly brought them in during the night.”

He also stated that purification rituals will be done inside the temple if a violation of traditions has indeed taken place inside the sanctum sanctorum. The temple is currently closed for the cleansing process following the entry of two women, Bindu and Kanakadurga (both in their 40s) into the temple.

“We will be moving the Supreme Court against this move. The Prime Minister himself had expressed his support for the ban on entry of women into Sabarimala on Tuesday stating that it was tradition,” Rahul Easwar added.

At 3.45 am on Wednesday, the two women – Bindu and Kanakadurga had entered the temple via the north entrance. Videos show the duo dressed in black and with their heads covered, entering the temple to do the darshan while plainclothes policemen stood guard around them as they entered the sanctum. The women had earlier attempted to climb the temple on December 24, and were less than a kilometre away from the sannidhanam when they were forced to return due to massive groups of protestors blocking their way.

The incident has occurred right after the massive women’s wall organised by the Kerala government in support of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. However, the government is yet to publicly state that the women entered with their knowledge and protection, as that would mean alienating a large section of those against the Supreme Court verdict.

The Ayyappa Seva Samajam under the headship of Rahul Easwar is currently holding talks for organising protests against the entry of the two women.

Also read: Two women below 50 years of age enter Sabarimala shrine: Police sources

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