The 2 girls who entered Kerala’s Sabarimala temple earlier this month have to be supplied safety round the clock, the Supreme Court docket mentioned at the moment whereas listening to a plea on their safety. The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi additionally directed that the Kerala authorities will probably be accountable for their safety.
Kanaka Durga, 39, and 40-year-old Bindu Ammini have been dealing with threats after they entered the hilltop shrine on January 2, making them the primary girls beneath 50 in many years to enter the hilltop shrine. The 2 girls have been dealing with threats since.
Final week, Kanaka Durga was attacked allegedly by her mother-in-law when she returned residence, two weeks after staying in an undisclosed location. She is being handled for head wounds at a hospital.
“These two girls face risk to their life and liberty… one among them was attacked and is in hospital… they need 24×7 police safety,” senior lawyer Indira Jaising, showing for the ladies, instructed a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, whereas approaching the court docket yesterday. She additionally requested for his or her addresses to not be disclosed.
The entry of the 2 girls into the temple triggered widespread protests in Kerala and a day-long strike led by right-wing teams and, partially, by members of the BJP and the Congress.
The 2 girls quickly went into hiding after threats by right-wing protesters.
The temple has been the positioning of pressure for the reason that Supreme Court docket dominated on September 28 to finish the age restriction on girls. The court docket order has not been accepted by the devotees and protesters who imagine girls shouldn’t be allowed close to the shrine’s deity, Lord Ayyappa.
Because the court docket order, all makes an attempt by girls to go to the shrine have been blocked by hundreds of devotees – till the 2 girls entered the shrine earlier than daybreak on January 2, escorted by policemen.