Sabarimala devotee and women activist Bindu Ammini has moved Supreme Court with a plea seeking the entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala.
In her plea, Bindu Ammini, who had made it to the shrine last year under police protection, seeks safe passage of women regardless of age. Kerala Government should give protection to all women regardless of age as Supreme Court had not stayed a November 2018 ruling, Bindu Ammini argues in her petition.
Recently Bindu Ammini saw a Hindu activist use pepper spray against her. Police later based on media visuals, nabbed Hindu Helpline coordinator Sreenath who used the spray against her. The untoward incident happened when Bindu Ammini reached Kochi to meet Bhumata Brigade leader and social activist Trupti Desai who came to Kerala to trek to Sabarimala last week. Later, Trupti Desai aborted her attempt to trek to Sabarimala amidst police refusing to deny her protection and Hindu groups staging protests.
After Supreme Court in a recent verdict referred Sabarimala temple issue to a larger bench, Kerala’s CPIM-led LDF government had decided not to give police protection to women between the age of 10 to 50.