Trivandrum: Shutdown has been called by Hindu outfits in Kerela today in protest against the entry of two women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa.
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The protestors under the banner of Sabarimala Karma Samithi began at 6 am. They blocked roads in many parts of Kannur and Kasaragod districts and unleashed terror by burning tyres on the road and raising slogans.
The BJP is supporting the shutdown while the Congress-led UDF is observing a “black day” today.
Two women, identified as Kanakadurga (44) and Bindu (42), created history by entering into the Sabarimala shrine with team of police.
This comes three months after the Supreme Court ruled out the ban on entry of girls and women between 10 and 50 years of age into the shrine of Lord Ayyappa, its “eternally celibate” deity.
Since then, many women made an attempt to march towards the holy place but failed due to massive protest by devotees.
Meanwhile, various universities, including Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi, Calicut and Kannur have postponed their examinations scheduled for Thursday.