Sabarimala temple: Women stopped, journalists heckled; protests intensify near shrine

Amid threats of “mass suicides” and disruption, the famous Sabarimala Temple in Kerala will open its doors on Wednesday – this time for women devotees of all ages as well. Tensions are running high in Kerala as the gates to the hill shrine will be opened for the first time since the Supreme Court lifted the age-old entry ban on women in the 10-50 age group.

Oct 17, 2018, 15:02 PM IST