Articles by TK Devasia
Oct 17, 2018
Sabarimala opens today: Stage set for orthodox versus heterodox clash as protesters descend to stop women of certain age groupEven before the talks began at Thiruvananthapuram, devotees protesting against the implementation of the apex court order by the state government started stopping vehicles and preventing women from going to the hill shrine.
Oct 16, 2018
Sabarimala reopens tomorrow: Devaswom Board to meet stakeholders today; protesters against entry of women converge at base campTension is mounting at Sabarimala with devotee bodies, Hindu organisations and various political outfits gearing up to oppose entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years.
Oct 11, 2018
After Sabarimala verdict, Muslim women are all set to approach SC demanding entry to mosques, priesthoodThe Supreme Court verdict lifting a ban on the entry of women in the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple rekindled the hopes of Muslim women in securing their right.
Oct 10, 2018
Sabarimala women entry ban lifted: CPM stumps opponent by using Supreme Court verdict to join progressive leagueChief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had set the ground for the offensive by terming the opposition to the apex court verdict as against the ethos of the secular outlook and culture of equality that the state has imbibed from a series of renaissance movements.
Oct 05, 2018
Women's entry into Sabarimala: Opposition accuses govt of enforcing political agenda; activists decry 'patriarchal mindset' behind protestsNoted women activist P Geetha said the forces behind the protests were men with patriarchal mindsets.
Oct 01, 2018
Non-Brahmin priests hope for appointment in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine after Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of womenDespite the Supreme Court order on two occasions that eligibility for the priesthood should be knowledge of rites and traditions and not caste and clan, the Sabarimala shrine has failed to comply with the order so far.
Sep 29, 2018
In flood-affected Sabarimala, SC verdict on women's entry adds to rebuilding woes, risk of stampedeWhile the infrastructure damaged during floods in Sabarimala are not expected to be revived before the commencement of the annual pilgrimage season, SC verdict has left the government with the daunting task of creating additional facilities for women within 50 days
Sep 20, 2018
Kerala migration shows downward trend as wages decline in West Asia, India offers better avenues, say surveysThe biggest fall in the migrants was seen in the United Arab Emirates, the most favourite destination of Keralites, with the number coming down from 8.98 lakh to 8.30 lakh.
Sep 14, 2018
ISRO spy case: SC judgment will help to change mindset of law enforcement machinery, says Nambi NarayananNarayanan said that there was a strong ground to suspect the hands of the CIA behind the case as the US was upset with India’s move to enter into a deal with Russia to develop the cryogenic technology.
Sep 13, 2018
Kerala nun accusing bishop of rape seeks Pope's intervention, alleges pleas to Vatican went unansweredThe nun who has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping her has written to the Apostolic Nunco, the permanent diplomatic representative (head of diplomatic mission) of the Holy See , seeking the intervention of Pope Francis, according to documents exclusively with Firstpost.