The doors of Sabarimala in Kerala have been open for 10 days, but so far no woman has been allowed to enter the temple. From 10 year old girl to 50 year old women are not allowed to enter the temple. Meanwhile, due to the possibilities of entry of women, the stir here has intensified. Mirchi powder has been thrown at Bindu Ammini, one of the two women who entered the Sabarimala temple for the first time in the month of January this year. “This morning a man sprayed chilli powder on my face outside the Police Commissioner’s office in Ernakulam town,” Ammini said.
Meanwhile, social activist Trupti Desai reached Kochi to visit the Sabarimala temple. He plans to enter the Sabarimal temple. Some people are guarding there to stop them.
Significantly, the Supreme Court has ordered the issue of the entry of women to the seven-member bench at the Sabarimala temple and other religious places. The court, however, has not stayed the decision given on September 28, 2018, in which the ban on entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 years into the temple was lifted.