Prohibitory orders at Nilakkal, Pamba and Sannidhanam from today

Prohibitory orders at Nilakkal, Pamba and Sannidhanam from today

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC have been declared at Pamba, Nilakkal, Elavunkal and Sannidhanam from Saturday midnight to November 6 midnight.

As part of this, Sabarimala region will be under the control of a 5,000-strong contingent of police team from Saturday midnight. The Sabarmimala temple opens for special pooja at 5.30 pm on Monday and all precautionary measures have been taken by the temple authorities in the wake of chances of women of all age groups making it to the temple on the back of the Supreme Court verdict and BJP-led forces protesting against this. The temple will remain open till 10.30 pm on November 6 for the 'Chithira Atta Vishesham'.

Devotees and mediapersons will be allowed entry to Pamba from Nilackal only from 8 am on November 5. They will be allowed to travel to Pamba only after security check, said Pathanamthitta district police chief T. Narayanan. As per the orders from the DGP, the police team will be headed by two IGs, P Vijayan and MR Ajith Kumar. Five SPs and 10 DySPs will be assisting them in providing security at Vadasserikkara, Nilackal, Pampa and Sannidhanam.

As part of the preventing untoward incidents, the prohibitory order has been declared under 144 CrPC which ban the assembly of four or more people. Several Hindu organisations and Sangh Parivar have announced that they will resist the entry of women into Sabarimala by parading their activists at Nilackal, Pampa and Sannidhanam.

Separately, police have arrested 3,701 persons till Thursday in connection with the violent protests at Sabarimala and around 543 cases have been registered.

People involved in repair works in and around Sabarimala have been asked to get police clearance certificate from the respective police stations.