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Will adhere to SC orders, not let Sabarimala turn into Ayodhya: CM Vijayan

Vijayan said that even the Kerala High Court had supported the rules now in force at Sabarimala

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Taking a firm stand, Kerala Vijayan said on Wednesday that Sabarimala won't be allowed to become an

Sabarimala town has witnessed protests ever since the ruled in September that women of all ages can enter the temple that hitherto banned girls and women aged 10-50.

As the opened on Wednesday, legislators from the Congress-led opposition came with placards and banners demanding that the prohibitory orders in the temple town be lifted.

During the entire question hour, the opposition was rooted before the shouting slogans.
 

As former Devasom Minister V.S. Sivakumar alleged that the and the Sangh parivar were colluding to destroy the sanctity of the Sabarimala temple, Vijayan said that the prohibitory orders now in place at the temple town will not be withdrawn.

"We are bound to adhere to the apex court ruling even as the Sangh parivar with the support of the is out to create trouble in the temple," the said.

"At no cost will we allow Sabarimala to be turned into an and there is no question of withdrawing the prohibitory orders," he said to thumping of desks by the treasury benches.
 

Vijayan said that even the Kerala High Court had supported the rules now in force at Sabarimala.

"The is trying to make political capital out of the Sabarimala issue."

Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said that now it had become clear that Vijayan had only one agenda -- to weaken the party and for that he has given the full support to the BJP/RSS.
 

"The decision of the police to hand over the mike to Valsan Thilenkery to control the protesters at the temple reveals everything... Vijayan is behaving like those who built the Titanic who said the ship will never sink. But it sank. Vijayan is also going to meet such an end. The way he is handling the Sabarimala issue, devotees are deeply pained," he said.

When the opposition members trooped near P. Sreeramakrishnan, he went through the listed business of the day in a and adjourned the House for the day.

The Assembly saw the lone legislator O. Rajagopal and his new found ally P.C. George turn up in black shirts. They said they were protesting against the government for putting the Sabarimala pilgrims into difficulties.

 

First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 15:26 IST
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