Kerala Bandh Updates: Governor seeks report from state govt on violence
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 4: Violent protests have brought Kerala to a standstill after two women below the age of 50 entered the Sabarimala shrine on Wednesday. The protests have spread beyond Kerala as effigy of CM Pinarayi Vijayan was burnt in Hyderabad and some clashes were also reported from Kerala House in Delhi.
Hindutva outfits under the umbrella Sabarimala Action Council have called for a statewide shutdown on Thursday. This is the the seventh shutdown called by right-wing groups in just three months over the Sabarimala issue.
Two women of menstruating age group, cloaked in black veils, created history on Wednesday as they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right.
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RSS Kerala for Ordinance #Sabarimala— Rahul Easwar (@RahulEaswar) January 3, 2019
Respect to @RSSorg Pranth Sanghchalak Mananeeya Sri PEB Menon ji to raise the Need of Ordinance for #SaveSabarimala
It is great to hear such a strong position coming from a Senior, well Respected Sangh leader.
Joined @udfkerala MPs at the Mahatma Statue in Parliament to protest the provocative actions on #Sabarimala by the CPM Govt & the vandalism & violence of the BJP. @INCKerala stands with the believers, men & women, but wants the issue resolved constitutionally by the SC on Jan 22. pic.twitter.com/LnbzaIWHdT— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 3, 2019
Kerala: Ambulances being used to help stranded passengers at Thiruvananthapuram Central as bus services are affected in the area due to the hartal called by various organisations over #SabarimalaTemple women entry. pic.twitter.com/tURDZgevh5— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2019