Thiruvananthapuram : Pathanamthitta District Collector on Tuesday night extended the prohibitory orders till December 8 in Sabarimala, Nilackal, Pamba areas for four more days.
“Prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), banning assembly of four or more persons have been extended till December 8 after considering various reports filed by officials,” Collector P B Nooh.
Since the Sabarimala temple reopened on November 16, there has been a sharp increase in the number of pilgrims.
There have been protests against the Supreme Court’s verdict allowing entry of women of menstrual age into the hilltop shrine. This might be one reason to extend the prohibitory orders.
On Tuesday, the protests of the Sangh parivar against the Supreme Court ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the temple and the arrest of its senior leader K. Surendran has shifted to the state Secretariat.