New Delhi: At least fifty one young women have entered the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala since the apex court allowed women of all age groups to enter the hill shrine in this season.
The Kerala government made the submission in the SC while it the court was considering a plea seeking security for the two Kerala women – Kanakadurga and Bindu – who recently entered the Sabarimala temple.
All 51 women, according to the list, are in their forties – most in their late forties. Kerala government’s counsel in court.
Kanakadurga and Bindu moved Supreme Court seeking protection and action against protesters who are indulging in violence. This came days after Kanakadurga was attacked by her mother-in-law when she returned home after visiting Sabarimala.
The SC on Friday allowed them 24×7 police protection.
After the government submitted this list, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is one of the judges hearing the petition, said it didn’t matter to the court whether 50 or 500 women entered the temple.
Meanwhile in a complete breach of privacy however, the list is being flashed by several media channels, including the phone numbers and Aadhaar numbers of these women.