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In an open letter, Agnivesh praises women of Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala under Pinarayi Vijayan is becoming a laboratory for the democratic self-assertion of women

Sabarimala temple

I congratulate the two young women of Kerala – Bindu and Kanaka Durga – who have, in breaking the obscurantist, discriminative custom imposed on Sabarimala by Brahmanical patriarchy, raised the banner for women’s liberation and empowerment for all oppressed women in India. If the women’s wall on the New Year day demonstrated the collective power of women in Kerala, this act of exemplary bravery highlights its very source –the awesome willpower of individual women, who will endure no longer the oppression of obscurantist religious customs and ...