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Kerala CM briefs Governor over violence following entry of women inside Sabarimala temple

ANI  |  Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] 

Vijayan on Thursday briefed P Sathasivam on the law and order situation in the state after violence erupted in the region following the entry of two women of menstruating age inside the premises of temple on January 2.

The on January 3 had sought an "urgent report" from the on the disturbances during the 12-hour state-wide shutdown called by several political parties such as CPI-M and BJP.

"The described the nature of the agitation and the action taken to curb the violent protests in different parts of the State," a release from stated.

"He also assured the that stringent action would be initiated against those involved in the violent incidents, irrespective of party affiliation," it added.

A couple of weeks ago, violent protests broke out across after Bindu and Kanakadurga climbed the Temple. Protesters blocked highways and forced closure of shops and markets located in various parts the region.

In September last year, the had lifted the ban on entry of women of age group between 10 to 50 years inside the

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 10:35 IST