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Sabarimala row: Hindu outfits hit the streets against Kerala govt

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Rallies, marches and

roadblocks marked protests by Hindu outfits Wednesday against the LDF-led government's decision to implement the verdict on Sabarimala, even as the maintained that it would not go for a review.

Devotees, including a large number of women, squatted on the road at different places, chanting "Protect the rituals of at Sabarimala".

A minor scuffle was also reported between the protestors and the general public at Aluva and Muuvatupuzha in district.

A group of activists showed black flags to Devaswom Minister at Kazhakootam near here, leading to tension for some time.

A protest rally by BJP-led NDA began from Pandalam in district and would end in front of the Secretariat here with a demonstration on October 15.

state P S Sreedharan Pillai and Bharat Dharma (BDJS) led the march.

Pillai said the party was with the believers and alleged the government was trying to destroy the hill shrine.

In the state capital, a huge rally was taken out under the auspices of the (NSS).

Meanwhile, a two-day meeting of Travancore Devaswom Board that manages the would take stock of preparations for the upcoming Mandala-Makkaravillaku festival, beginning November 17.

Surendran said the government would ensure necessary facilities for devotees visiting Sabarimala.

He said there was no point in launching agitations against the government as it was only implementing the apex court order on the matter.

The Congress, and various Hindu organisations have launched protests demanding the file a review petition against the verdict.

But, the has maintained that it would not go in for a review of the ruling.

The apex court in its verdict on September 28 had allowed entry of women of all ages into the

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 15:30 IST
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