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Amid protests, Sabarimala nada opens for ‘Thulam’ pooja.

Pamba: Amid protests and clashes against the supreme court verdict permitting women of menstrual age to enter Sabarimala temple, the nada opened at 5 pm on Wednesday for ‘Thulam’ pooja.

Tension is prevailing in and around Nilakkal, Pamba and Erumeli. Protesters opposing the Supreme Court order on women’s entry into Sabarimala temple turned violent here on Wednesday and clashed with police, which resorted to baton-charge. An elderly woman and a few other peoples were injured as police tried to disperse the crowd shortly before the temple of Lord Ayyappa was to open for monthly pooja.

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