Thiruvananthapuram: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kerala General Secretary A N Radhakrishnan has decided to sit on an indefinite hunger strike from December 3 over the Sabarimala temple women entry issue. He will observe a 15-day long strike in front of the Secretariat.
The Supreme Court will hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions on the matter.
The top court had on September 28 paved the way for the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, saying that the ban on entry of menstrual age women amounted to gender discrimination.
Meanwhile, the Pathanamthitta district administration, under which Sabarimala falls, has extended the prohibitory orders till December 4.
The shrine has been under a heavy security blanket since November 17, the day when it was opened for the annual two-month-long pilgrimage season.
Police had said that the restriction was in the backdrop of the frenzied protests witnessed at the shrine over the state government's decision to implement the September 28 apex court order.
(With inputs from PTI)