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Sabarimala protest to continue until prohibitory orders are lifted: UDF

Sabarimala town has been witnessing repeated protests ever since the September 28 verdict of the Supreme Court that allowed women of all ages to enter the temple

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

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The Congress-led UDF on Tuesday announced that it will continue the protests till the withdrew the prohibitory orders enforced in Sabarimala.

The decision was conveyed by the (UDF) Convenor to the media here, soon after the of the leadership met here.

"We have decided that our protests will continue till the prohibitory orders in the temple town in Sabarimala are lifted. Our protests will be seen both inside and outside the Assembly," said Behanan.

The business session of the state assembly begins on Wednesday.

The on Monday extended Section 144 of the CrPC that prohibits assembly of more than four persons in one place, till November 30.
 

Sabarimala town has been witnessing repeated protests ever since the September 28 verdict of the that allowed women of all ages to enter the temple that hitherto banned girls and women aged 10-50.

The apex court had on November 13 refused to stay its earlier order, three days before the temple opened for a two-month long season.

(LDF) government-led by the has been trying to implement the top court's order even as the Congress, the and several Hindu groups have been up in arms against it.
 

Behanan added that there was "an unholy alliance between the and the BJP/RSS forces".

"Vijayan and the Sangh Parivar forces are hand-in-glove and the former has given the chance to the latter to get glorified through their protests and arrests of their leaders.

"This is a ploy by the two forces. We have had a consistent stand on the Sabarimala issue. We will not withdraw our protest till the prohibitory order is withdrawn," Behanan added.

In a related development Rehana Fathima, who had attempted to visit the Lord Ayyappa temple, escorted by the police on October 19, was arrested on Tuesday.

Fathima had faced massive protests from devotees and had to return midway.

She was arrested after a had complained to the police that she had made on her page.

 

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First Published: Tue, November 27 2018. 16:12 IST
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