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District collector extends prohibitory orders in Sabarimala by four days

There have been protests against the SC's verdict allowing entry of women of menstrual age into the hilltop shrine

Press Trust of India  |  Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram 

Sabarimala
The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Photo: Wikipedia

The Pathanamthitta District Collector on Thursday night extended the prohibitory orders in Sabarimala, Nilackal, Pamba areas for four more days.

Collector P B Nooh, after considering reports filed by the Police Commissioner and other officials concerned, extended the prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), banning assembly of four or more persons.

"Prohibitory orders have been extended till November 26 midnight after considering various reports filed by officials," Collector Nooh told PTI.

Prohibitory orders were already in place, till tonight, at and surrounding areas since the day the hilltop shrine was opened for annual two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilkku pilgrimage season which began on November 17.

There have been protests against the Supreme Court's verdict allowing entry of women of menstrual age into the hilltop shrine.

First Published: Thu, November 22 2018. 22:55 IST
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