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Sri Lankan becomes the third woman to breach Sabarimala temple ban

Media reported that the latest woman, whom they identified as Sasikala, has had her uterus removed, which would mean she cannot menstruate

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

A 46-year-old woman has entered the Sabarimala temple in south India, becoming the third woman this week to breach an ancient ban on females of menstruating age from going inside, according to the office of the chief minister of Kerala state. It was not immediately clear how the woman, a Sri Lankan national, got into the temple. When the first two women to breach the ban entered the temple in the early hours of Wednesday, they arrived in an ambulance with a plainclothes police escort and went in through a side gate without any devotees noticing. Conservative ...

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First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 18:05 IST