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रेहाना फ़ातिमा को शबरीमला में प्रवेश की इजाज़त नहीं

विवादास्पद कार्यकर्ता रेहाना फ़ातिमा को केरल सरकार की संशोधित पॉलिसी के अनुरूप शबरीमला में स्वामी अयप्पा मंदिर में प्रवेश करने के लिए पुलिस द्वारा सुरक्षा कवच प्रदान करने से इनकार कर दिया गया है। पुलिस ने कहा है कि जब तक सर्वोच्च न्यायलय मासिक ऋतुस्राव की उम्र की महिलाओं के मंदिर में प्रवेश पर अपना […]

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Ayyappa devotee in Sabarimala: I’m 9, will wait for 41 years

The agitation over women’s entry into the shrine of Lord Ayyappa has witnessed several ironies in the past one year; here are 5 glaring ones

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Daughter of woman who forced her way into Sabarimala converted to Islam

The woman who tried to enter Sabarimala now accuses Muslim fundamentalists and her husband of converting her daughter to Islam, seeks chief minister’s help

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Makaravilakku: Devotees throng Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala

Sabarimala: Lakhs of Lord Ayyappa devotees on Monday witnessed the auspicious Makaravilakku, the ritualistic deeparadhana (arati) held at Ponnambalamedu, the hill facing the shrine at Sabarimala, as part of the annual festivities. Braving a heavy rush, the pilgrims queued up for hours to have a glimpse of Lord Ayyappa, carrying the irumudikettu (the traditional bundle […]

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United Nations’ Farhan Haq pokes his nose into Sabarimala affair

United Nations: Noting that the Supreme Court in India has ruled on the issue of women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world body encourages all to respect the rule of law. “As you know, this is an issue on which the Supreme Court of India […]

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Sabarimala women entry: Supreme Court refuses to hear urgently contempt plea against temple shutdown

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a contempt petition moved by a lawyers’ group against Sabarimala temple authorities for closing the shrine after two women entered it.  A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul said that the contempt petition will be heard along with the […]

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Forced entry of women in Sabarimala: Congress calls Vijayan ‘headstrong’; BJP warns CM of ‘Lord Ayyappa’s wrath’

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition Congress and the BJP Wednesday lashed out at the CPI(M)-led LDF government and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after two women in their 40s entered the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. The leader of opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala said the entry of the women into the shrine “hurt” the sentiments of devotees […]

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Muslim, communist women dot 620 km-long human wall to challenge Hindu tradition of Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: Lakhs of women, with many in burqas worn only by Muslims and several known faces from the CPI(M), stood shoulder-to-shoulder across the national highways in Kerala, creating a 620 km-long human ‘wall’ from the northern end of Kasaragod to the southern tip here on Tuesday as part of a state-sponsored initiative to uphold gender […]

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While Kerala govt tried to push women into Sabarimala, its police wonder how two women sneaked in

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police Wednesday was looking into media reports that two women in their forties had entered the Sabarimala temple early Wednesday, sources said. The two women, Kanakadurga, 42, and Bindu, 44, also claimed that they had entered the holy shrine of Lord Ayyappa. They made efforts to enter the shrine in December but […]

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Sabarimala ‘Women’s Wall’: Communist govt of Kerala galvanising people to break Ayyappa tradition

Thiruvananthapuram: Lakhs of women from various walks of life would be participating in the 620 km-long state-sponsored “Women’s Wall” campaign stretching from the northern tip of Kasaragod to the southern end here Tuesday to uphold gender equality and renaissance values. The “Women’s Wall” was conceived in the backdrop of dogged protests witnessed in the hill shrine […]