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Sabarimala row: BJP, RSS trying to destroy law and order in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala has been marred with violence since the afternoon of January 2 after two women of menstruating age managed to enter Sabarimala temple.

Sabarimala row: BJP, RSS trying to destroy law and order in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the ongoing row over the Sabarimala temple issue, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of trying to destroy the law and order situation in the state.

He said that more than 90 per cent of the people engaged in the violence is from Sangh Parivar groups. The violence includes attacks on people's representatives, media, houses and party offices.

On Saturday, the BJP had blamed the Kerala government of instigating state-sponsored violence. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao had said that the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government was wreaking havoc in the state by backing 'CPI(M) goons', instead of dealing with the matter sensibly.

Kerala has been marred with violence since the afternoon of January 2 after two women of menstruating age managed to enter Sabarimala temple.

The southern state has been witnessing massive protests from the right-wing organisations since the Left-led state government decided to implement the September 28 order of the Supreme Court allowing women of all ages to enter the centuries-old temple.

(With inputs from agencies)