Confronted with threats, two ladies who entered Kerala’s Sabarimala temple earlier this month – defying a decades-old ban on ladies of menstrual age – have approached the Supreme Courtroom searching for safety. The highest courtroom has agreed to listen to their request tomorrow.
Kanaka Durga, together with 40-year-old Bindu Ammini, are the primary ladies under 50 in many years to enter the hilltop shrine. For the previous two weeks, that they had been staying in an undisclosed location on the outskirts of Kochi, beneath state safety. On Tuesday, Kanaka Durga was attacked allegedly by her mother-in-law when she returned dwelling.
“These two ladies face risk to their life and liberty… one in all them was attacked and is in hospital… they need 24×7 police safety,” senior lawyer Indira Jaising, showing for the ladies, instructed Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. She additionally requested for his or her addresses to not be disclosed.
After the 2 ladies walked into the Sabarimala temple on Janaury 2, there have been widespread protests in Kerala and a day-long strike led by right-wing teams and partly by members of the BJP and the Congress.
The 2 ladies quickly went into hiding after threats by right-wing protesters.
On Tuesday morning, Kanaka Durga, a 39-year-old authorities worker, returned dwelling. She alleges that she was attacked by her mother-in-law who got here at her with a wood stick and beat her till she might barely stand. Then she was thrown out.
“She stated who’s there? Once I replied it was me, she got here from the kitchen, took a wood stick and began beating me. She stated I would slept with many individuals, they (mother-in-law and husband) did not need to be at that home and began abusing me,” stated Kanaka Durga at a hospital the place she is being handled for head wounds.
A case has been filed towards her mother-in-law.
The temple has been the positioning of stress because the Supreme Courtroom dominated on September 28 to finish the age restriction on ladies. The courtroom order has not been accepted by the devotees and protesters who consider ladies shouldn’t be allowed close to the shrine’s deity, Lord Ayyappa.
For the reason that courtroom order, all makes an attempt by ladies to go to the shrine have been blocked by hundreds of devotees – till the 2 ladies entered the shrine earlier than daybreak on January 2, escorted by policemen.