Braving all odds, women who offered prayers at Sabarimala shrine plan to move on

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The two women who offered prayers at Sree Dharmasastha Temple in Sabarimala will return to their respective properties and start work next week.

Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga, each aged beneath 50, had visited the hilltop shrine, after a five-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court dominated 4:1 in favour of permitting women of menstruating age—outlined as the ones aged between 10 and 50—to seek advice from the temple.

‘This is a small step to ensure equality of ladies in society’

Kanaka Durga (40) and Bindu Ammini (41) are the primary to enter Sabarimala after the hot SC verdict permitting women beneath 50 to enter the temple

Refuting reports of threats from pro-Hindutva forces after their temple entry, Bindu and Kanakadurga mentioned they've been staying away from home to make certain that the situation used to be customary.


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Bindu of Kozhikode and Kanakadurga from Malappuram visited the Sabarimala temple early on January 2.

Talking to TOI over the phone from an undisclosed location, Bindu mentioned she would resume teaching on the School of Legal Studies, Kannur University, next week.

“Two days after providing prayers on the temple, we switched on our phones and won a variety of calls. There were no threats. We were given an invitation to wait the Kerala Lit Fest at Kozhikode, but have decided not to attend. We don’t want to create a riot-like situation anyplace,” Bindu mentioned.

Kanakadurga mentioned she would return home both on Sunday or Monday. “So some distance, we haven’t confronted any security issues,” the woman, an employee of the state civil supplies department, mentioned.

Though the ladies mentioned they would be returning to customary life, they refused to expose their present whereabouts but mentioned they were within the state itself.


“We are looking forward to the situation to be customary. Police have assured us security, if the sort of need arises,” Bindu mentioned.


Police have been providing security to the apartments of Bindu and Kanakadurga. Their family members have already returned to their routine work after a police-advised brief spoil.


Meanwhile, S P Manju, state normal secretary of women-wing of Kerala Dalit Federation, who entered Sabarimala remaining week, returned to her house at Chattannoor.


“I rode my two-wheeler round within the area till the scoop of my temple entry broke out. Now, there may be police security at my house. I won’t be sitting inside of the house fearing an assault. The protesters broken all homes remaining time when I had attempted to enter the temple. This time I have knowledgeable all leaders that I will come anyplace they want and they will have to by no means contact my belongings,” she mentioned.
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