Kanakadurga returns home, but husband and family shift to rented house

Kanakadurga returns home, but husband and family shift to rented house


Kanakadurga, the woman who visited Sabarimala first after the Supreme Court order allowing women of menstruating age to visit the Ayyappa temple, returned to her home in Angadipuram, following a local court order.

She had to leave home after her mother-in-law allegedly attacked her for undertaking the Sabarimala pilgrimage. Kanakadurga, who was hospitalised due to a head injury, was forced to live in a government home due to stiff resistance from husband and family. She moved a village court expressing her wish to return to her husband’s house. The village court on Tuesday passed an interim order allowing her to live in her husband’s house.

Kanakadurga, who faced stiff opposition from her family and relatives, came home on Wednesday to find that her family had left. It is learnt that just before she reached, her mother-in-law Sumathi Amma and her husband Krishnan Unni and her two children had left the place. They are said to have moved into a rented house.

"I was happy to get the court's order and also to come back to my house. I am sure I can meet my children," Kanakadurga said. Earlier, the Supreme Court had ruled for police protection for Kanakadurga fearing attack from rightwing groups.

A civil supplies employee, Kanakadurga, along with 44-year-old Bindu, became the first two women below the age of 50 to enter the Sabarimala temple after the Supreme Court lifted the ban on young women entry.