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Kerala: I&B staffer becomes first woman to reach Agasthyakoodam peak

The Kerala High Court recently lifted a restriction on women undertaking the annual trek. Sanal said the Agasthyakoodam trek is far tougher than other treks and only physically fit women should participate in it.

Inside Sabarimala: Kanakadurga and Bindu, since Supreme Court lifted age restriction

On Wednesday the two women did not face any opposition from devotees inside the shrine, although their move later triggered protests and calls for a hartal.

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BJP MP wants women’s entry in Sabarimala, says majority of SC/STs support it

Raj said that as chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, he would oppose attempts against the implementation of the apex court order.

Kerala: Thousands of devotees take part in ‘Ayyappa Jyothi’

The event, organised under the aegis of the Sabarimala Action Council (SAC), was backed by the BJP and was held to counter the Women’s Wall planned by the state government.

Kerala: 11 Sabarimala-bound women forced to return amid protest

The 11-member group reached Pamba early morning via road from Chennai, braving protests and threats from devotees and organisations opposed to the recent Supreme Court verdict allowing entry to women of all ages at the temple.

Sabarimala row: Man dies after setting himself on fire near BJP agitation venue

BJP Thiruvananthapuram district president S Suresh said that Nair was not a BJP activist and the hartal is being observed as a mark of respect towards Nair who died protesting against the CPI(M) government’s approach towards Sabarimala pilgrims.

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Sabarimala row: Kerala govt moves SC against HC decision to form 3-member panel

The HC order came as a setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government which had mobilised a huge contingent of police at Sabarimala, purportedly to implement the SC verdict.

Sabarimala temple row: Kerala govt moves Supreme Court seeking transfer of cases from HC

The transfer plea said the petitions filed in the High Court were “attempts...to prevent” it “from implementing the judgment” of the apex court lifting age restrictions on entry of women to the hill shrine.

Vijayan promises a ‘women’s wall’ on Jan 1 after meeting community organisations on Sabarimala issue

Pinarayi Vijayan said most of the organisations backed the government’s stand on the Sabarimala issue following the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of young women to the temple.

Sabarimala: Campaign by Kerala CMO to keep me in jail, says BJP's Surendran

"These are all false cases. I have been charged in incidents which haven't even taken place. This is an orchestrated attack and the CM's office is behind this," BJP general secretary K Surendran said.

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Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

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