Group Of 11 Women Evicted From Sabarimala Base Camp By Police: Highlights

Sabarimala protests: Protests against the group of women have intensified, with protesters claiming they will not allow them to enter the famous hill shrine

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Group Of 11 Women Evicted From Sabarimala Base Camp By Police: Highlights

Protesters have said they won't allow the women to enter the Sabarimala shrine

Pamba, Kerala: 

A group of six women of menstrual age arrived at the Pamba base camp today in an attempt to enter the Sabarimala temple. Protests against the group of women have intensified, with protesters claiming they will not allow them to enter the famous hill shrine. Police said 11 women had reached Pamba, but only six of them wanted to make the full trek. "We are awaiting instructions from our higher officials," a police officer told NDTV.

After the Supreme Court opened the gates of the Sabarimala temple to women of all ages, protesters have forced more than a dozen women of menstrual age to abort their attempt to reach the shrine. But the six women who are attempting to enter the temple today are part of a group of 30-50 women who are trying to reach the famous hill shrine collectively. "We are moving strategically. There are many Dalit women who are also reaching Sabarimala for darshan today. The state and police have to show enough will to ensure that we can have our rights," one of the leaders of the group has told NDTV.

Here are the highlights on the situation at Sabarimala:


Dec 23, 2018
18:41 (IST)
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Eleven women, who were waiting at Pamba to attempt the 12-km trek to the Sabarimala hill shrine, said they were evicted from the base camp by the Kerala police following a huge face-off with protesters. The police have denied the accusation. The group was expected to be the first of several planning to attempt the trek in December - three months after a Supreme Court order that opened the temple doors to women of all ages. Around 40 women are expected to arrive over the next few days to attempt offer puja when the temple opens for Makarsankranti on December 30.
Dec 23, 2018
12:12 (IST)
The 11 women have been shifted to the Pamba police control room
Dec 23, 2018
12:11 (IST)
More teams of women are moving towards Sabarimala, even as protesters ensure the first group is sent back
Dec 23, 2018
12:10 (IST)
The group of 11 women has been evicted from the Pamba base camp by the police after protests started to turn aggressive
Dec 23, 2018
11:33 (IST)
Selvi, the coordinator of the women's group looking to trek to Sabarimala, has said that they will withdraw from the trek if police don't provide security
Dec 23, 2018
11:29 (IST)
Police have detained some protesters at the Pamba base camp
Dec 23, 2018
11:27 (IST)
Devotees of Lord Ayyappa hold a protest before the group of women devotees gathered at the Pamba base camp

Dec 23, 2018
09:12 (IST)
Section 144 has been extended till December 27
Dec 23, 2018
08:52 (IST)
"Devaswom Board has not been officially informed about anything. Let the police take the required decision  and we will see," Tavancore Devaswom Board President A Padmakumar said

Dec 23, 2018
08:49 (IST)
"The priest at Pamba refused to give us irumudi (a bag with offerings for Sabarimala Temple carried on their heads), men snatched our irumudi kit": Women's group chief to NDTV on Sabarimala entry
Dec 23, 2018
08:11 (IST)

Dec 23, 2018
08:08 (IST)
The women who have reached Pamba are part of a 50-member group from several states including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha who will try to enter the shrine together
Dec 23, 2018
06:56 (IST)
Several other women are reportedly heading towards Pamba to try and trek all the way to the Sabarimala shrine
Dec 23, 2018
06:52 (IST)
Devotees of Lord Ayyappa are protesting outside the Kottayam Railway Station in Kerala after hearing about the group of women that has reached Pamba

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