Lankan woman abandons Sabarimala trek midway amidst protests

Lankan woman abandons Sabarimala trek midway amidst protests


Two days after two women trekked to Sabarimala creating tension in the State, a 47-year-old woman from Sri Lanka had to abort her trek midway in the wake of protests late on Thursday.

The woman along with her child reached beyond Marakkoottam on way to the shrine but decided to go back amidst protests. She arrived late on Thursday evening and informed the police her intention to have darshan. Her request also made it clear that she had undergone surgery for uterus removal. She claimed she had been on penance for 41 days. She was accompanied by two plainclothes policemen.

But on hearing about her arrival, protestors gathered at the nadapanthal near the shrine and decided to ensure that she would not enter the temple precincts. Police informed her about the situation, following which she decided to retreat.

Following this, police informed the women regarding the protest. After realizing the seriousness of the issue, she decided to abort the pilgrimage.