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Ayappa devotees take out procession against SC ruling

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

: Over 5,000 devotees of Lord Ayappa, mostly women, took out a procession here Friday protesting the ruling, allowing women of all ages to offer prayers at the hill shrine in

They held aloft placards and raised slogans against the ruling, which they termed was against culture and tradition.

The procession was organised by Coimbatore Sree Ayappa Seva Sangham.

Later, the devotees squatted in the middle of a road and sang bhajans for a while.

Former and of coir board C P Radhakrishnan was among those who took part in the protest.

Neighbouring has been witnessing a series of agitations by various devotee groups and Hindu outfits against the LDF government's decision to implement the apex court order without going for any review petition.

On September 28, a five-judge bench, headed by then Dipak Misra, lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 22:00 IST
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