India: Millions of women join hands to protest against gender inequality

Millions of women formed a 620 km (385 miles) human chain stretching from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday, in support of gender equality. Government employees took part in the protest, with schools and universities giving a half day and delaying exams in support of students who would joined the demonstration, according to local sources. The... Еще action comes amid a row over the access to the Sabarimala shrine, one of the holiest Hindu temple in the country, where women of «menstruating age» were denied access until a Supreme Court ruling overturned the ban last September. Despite the decision, a number of women who tried to reach the temple were attacked by male opposing activists.

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