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Indian women seek police protection after entering Hindu temple
- News Digest
-, NEW DELHI
Jan 18, 2019-
Two women who enraged conservatives by entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples have asked India’s highest court for round-the-clock police protection, saying their lives are in danger. Hindu devotees went on a violent rampage after Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga entered Sabarimala in January — a hilltop shrine in southern Kerala state that for centuries was off-limits to nearly all women. The Supreme Court in September overturned a ban on women of menstruating age from praying at Sabarimala but temple devotees refused to accept the ruling and prevented female worshippers from entering.
Published: 18-01-2019 11:01