Sabarimala updates: Trupti Desai's visit stalled; activist to return to Pune from Kochi following protests
Sabarimala LATEST updates: The Tantri and Pandalam families have welcomed the Travancore Devaswom Board's decision to approach the Supreme Court with a plea to grant more time to implement the court verdict allowing women of all aged to enter the temple.
Pandalam royal family claims Sabarimala belongs to devotees and not TDB, says it will not compromise on customs
Speaking to reporters at Pandalam, royal family representative Sasikumar Varma rejected the Kerala governments' contention that the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) was the custodian of Sabarimala temple and said it was "wrong".
Valiant attempts by around a dozen women, including activists and journalists in the 10-50 years age group to script history came to nought as frenzied devotees of Lord Ayyappa, the eternally celibate deity, heckled and hassled them and forced them to retreat.
Sabarimala temple row: Travancore Devaswom Board asks if protesters will end agitation if it files review petition
Amid the row over the entry of women into Sabarimala temple, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on Thursday offered reconciliation to the protesters and said that it is willing to compromise on the issue.
Sabarimala temple protests: Female agitators assault women trainee journalists in Nilakkal for 'wearing black outfits'
While hundreds of agitated women protesters were forcibly dragging devotees out of the vehicles, absence of women police officers at the scene aggravated the situation further.
Protests against SC's Sabarimala verdict stall women's entry into shrine; two outfits call for 24-hour shutdown
Despite a Supreme Court order lifting the ban on entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years into the famous hill temple, protesters on Wednesday forcibly turned back women on their way to visit the shrine.
Sabarimala temple updates: Security stepped up in Pamba, Nilakkal as two outfits call for 24-hr shutdown from midnight
Sabarimala temple LIVE updates: Right wing outfit, 'Antharashtriya Hindu Parishad' led by Pravin Togadia and the 'Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithi', an outfit of devotees, have called a 24-hour-long hartal starting midnight.
As Sabarimala temple opens for pilgrimage, women devotees face threats from traditionalists, protesters
As Sabarimala temple gates opened for devotees amid heavy security deployment, women devotees chose to keep away following various attempts by protestors to intimidate them.
Sabarimala temple opens today: Police evicts protesters in Kerala's Nilakkal amid protests, growing tension
Tension prevailed Wednesday morning in Kerala's Nilackal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police used force to disperse devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the hill shrine.
Sabarimala protests updates: Shrine reopens tomorrow but board refuses to uphold 'tradition', to debate on review petition on 19 Oct
Sabarimala protests LIVE updates: The all-stakeholders' meeting failed to reach a consensus as Pandalam royal family and high priests of the temple walked out.
Sabarimala row: Kerala MP Anto Antony urges Centre to issue ordinance to get around Supreme Court order
Lok Sabha MP Anto Antony, who represents Pathanamthitta constituency under which the Sabarimala hill shrine comes, on Tuesday urged the Centre to issue an ordinance to get around the Supreme Court order allowing entry of women in all age groups in the holy temple.
Sabarimala row: Day before Lord Ayyappa pilgrimage, royal family, tantris demand review petition in SC
A day before the Lord Ayyappa temple is thrown open to pilgrims for monthly ritual, tension looms large at Nilakkal — the main gateway to Sabarimala — as devotees on Tuesday stopped vehicles and prevented women of the "banned" age group from trekking to the holy hill.
Sabarimala shrine reopens tomorrow: Can't blame patriarchy alone for protests against SC verdict, organised religion is also at fault
The objections to the Sabarimala verdict are no different. It is just not adequate to put the blame on a patriarchal mindset that pervades across gender, indoctrination or social and political compulsions, though all these are significant contributing factors.