Articles by TK Devasia
Dec 03, 2018
Kerala govt proposes 'Women Wall' on New Year's Day to carry forward 'renaissance'; Opposition slams 'stunt'The Kerala government’s decision to rally one million women to carry forward the renaissance movement that helped create a new social order has sparked a controversy.
Dec 01, 2018
Kerala local body bypolls: BJP's drubbing shows its communal politics effective in North doesn't work in southern stateA political analyst said the LDF victory in the Kerala bypolls was the result of the strong stand that the state had taken on the Sabarimala subject.
Nov 27, 2018
Kerala CPM suspends harassment-accused MLA: Opposition decries move as farce, activists say 'it sends women wrong message'The complainant, a leader of the CPM youth wing — the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) — at Shornur, the constituency Sasi represents in the state Assembly, expressed satisfaction with the action
Nov 26, 2018
In Kerala's Kozhikode, a play about a girl who dreams about giving azaan call has Muslim conservatives up in armsA play depicting a girl, who dreams of calling out the azaan (vaang), the ritual Islamic call to worship, has stirred a hornet’s nest in Kerala.
Nov 24, 2018
Sabarimala row: Increasing attacks on women by right-wing lead activists to warn of 'unprecedented danger' facing StateSocial activist Preetha GP believes civil society may be maintaining its distance as they consider it as a religious issue rather than one of gender discrimination.
Nov 23, 2018
Franco Mulakkal features in Kerala church calendar: Open support for rape-accused shows bishop's influence remains intactThe Thrissur archdiocese maintained its support for rape accused Franco Mulakkal by featuring the bishop in the official calendar for 2019
Nov 20, 2018
Sabarimala protests: 18 Nov clashes at shrine were planned by Kerala BJP, reveals circular; Pinarayi govt was clueless about planA "secret" circular issued by BJP in Kerala revealed that the protests on Sunday (18 November), which led to the arrest of 72 people at Sabarimala, were part of carefully planned operation by the saffron party to execute its political agenda in the state.
Nov 19, 2018
Sabarimala sees 50% dip in devotees since 2017; Hindu groups say CPM govt trying to 'take over' Ayyappa shrineWhile the BJP blamed the adamant stand took by the state government to implement Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala for the troubles, the ruling CPM held the saffron party’s attempt to reap political mileage out of the situation responsible for the crisis at Sabarimala.
Nov 17, 2018
Sabarimala row: Hindu Aikya Vedi chief arrested, granted bail; pilgrims stranded after right-wing calls shutdownSasikala told police she is above the age of 50 and wanted to visit the temple as a devotee.
Nov 16, 2018
Sabarimala row: Devaswom Board's decision to move SC may ease tension looming over the pilgrimage seasonTDB's decision to move the Supreme Court for more time to implement its verdict allowing women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple may ease the tension.