India: Violent protests hit Kerala after two women enter Sabarimala temple

Violent protests erupted across the southern Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, after two women broke a centuries-old ban on entering an ancient Hindu temple. Groups of angry Hindu traditionalists were seen marching through the streets, staging demonstrations outside government buildings and blocking traffic. Protesters were seen clashing with police and setting tires alight. According... Еще to reports, earlier in the day two women — Bindu and Kanakadurga, who were in their forties — walked into one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, the Sabarimala temple in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The temple had barred women of 'menstruating age' from entering. On September 28, India's Supreme Court revoked the centuries-old ban. However, traditionalists continued to block women between 10 and 50 from worshipping at the shrine.

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