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First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

Following the intervention of the Supreme Court, the Dalit woman activist had defied a temple tradition in Kerala that banned the entry of women into the menstrual age group. But life has not been easy since.

09 January 2022
Communal Agenda Of Sangh Failed In Kerala Due To Strong Left Movement: Vijayan

Communal Agenda Of Sangh Failed In Kerala Due To Strong Left Movement: Vijayan

"We have witnessed the class struggle. That's how our society grew. Recently, a survey result came out that Kerala has the highest minimum wages in the rural...

06 December 2021

In Historic Move, Dalit Leader To Be Devaswom Board Minister In Pinarayi Cabinet 2.0

During the previous tenure of the Pinarayi government, the Devaswom ministry ran into rough weather after controversies erupted over the Supreme Court verdict...

A Platter Divided

A Platter Divided

The Left rides on welfare and its rivals bank on faith

16 April 2021

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: Development Narrative Takes Precedence Over Sabarimala In Lord Ayyappa’s Abode

Pandemic, livelihood, and development are uppermost in people’s minds as Sabarimala takes a back seat.

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12 February 2021
Hand Stand On Temple Hill

Hand Stand On Temple Hill

Congress plays Hindu card, proposing a law to punish ­those who violate the Lord Ayyappa temple’s ‘age-old traditions’


15 December 2020
Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines

Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines

There was a 31% increase in Covid-19 cases in Pathanamthitta, the district where the temple is located


17 November 2020
Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.


14 November 2020
Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols

Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols

Each pilgrim, visiting the shrine, should carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, officials said.


11 November 2020
Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims

Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims

Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season


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17 October 2020
Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

Despite being in the grip of the pandemic, Kerala has opened the famous Sabarimala temple for devotees on Saturday, after being closed for seven months.


17 October 2020
Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six Months

Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six Months

This is the first time since March 25, when a nationwide lockdown was announced because of coronavirus pandemic, that pilgrims are being allowed to offer...


17 February 2020
SC Says Law Can Regulate Offerings At Religious Places If Used For Terrorism, Casino

SC Says Law Can Regulate Offerings At Religious Places If Used For Terrorism, Casino

The apex court is also examining whether a person, who doesn't belong to a particular faith, can file a PIL questioning the religious practice that faith.


05 December 2019
2018 Verdict On Sabarimala Temple Not Final Word: Supreme Court

2018 Verdict On Sabarimala Temple Not Final Word: Supreme Court

The Bench headed by CJI S.A. Bobde said there was an order for a larger Bench to decide the matter, and there was no final word yet.


27 November 2019
Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

On November 14, the apex court had referred the matter concerning the entry of women of all ages to the temple to a larger bench for consideration.


29 November 2019
Kerala Flip-Flop On Menstruating Women Visiting Sabarimala Leaves Activists Fuming

Kerala Flip-Flop On Menstruating Women Visiting Sabarimala Leaves Activists Fuming

Activists urge discretion but women's rights groups in Kerala are trying to facilitate requests to visit Sabarimala shrine from all over India


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26 November 2019
Woman Activist On Way To Sabarimala Temple Attacked With Pepper Spray

Woman Activist On Way To Sabarimala Temple Attacked With Pepper Spray

The woman was part of the team led by gender rights activist Trupti Desai.


20 November 2019
SC Asks Kerala Govt To Draft Exclusive Law For Administration Of Sabarimala Temple

SC Asks Kerala Govt To Draft Exclusive Law For Administration Of Sabarimala Temple

The draft law proposes to give one-third representation to women in the temple advisory committee, but they should be above 50 years.


22 November 2019
OPINION | 'Judicial Opacity On Women's Entry In Sabarimala Is Troubling'

OPINION | 'Judicial Opacity On Women's Entry In Sabarimala Is Troubling'

The Sabarimala verdict is a setback to the struggle against a dehumanising prohibition, writes professor Kalpana Kannabiran


19 November 2019
12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her

12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her

After those accompanying the child were informed about the current situation in Sabarimala, her father and other relatives proceeded to the temple, while she...


16 November 2019
Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season

Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season

The police did not allow several women from Andhra Pradesh to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray.


16 November 2019
Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security

Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security

Authorities are using caution anticipating repetition of last year' protests if women try to enter the shrine.


15 November 2019
'Inform Govt To Read Extremely Important Dissent Order In Sabarimala Verdict': Justice Nariman

'Inform Govt To Read Extremely Important Dissent Order In Sabarimala Verdict': Justice Nariman

The dissent order says authorities had "non-negotiable obligation" to enforce the judgements as it was necessary to preserve rule of law.


14 November 2019
Sabarimala: SC Refers Issue Of Women Entry Into Temple To Larger Bench

Sabarimala: SC Refers Issue Of Women Entry Into Temple To Larger Bench

CJI Ranjan Gogoi, reading the verdict on behalf of himself and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, said the larger bench will decide all such religious...


14 November 2019
Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Seeking Probe Into Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Seeking Probe Into Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

The Supreme court delivered judgments on Sabarimala issue, Rafale deal and criminal contempt filed against Rahul Gandhi. Catch all the highlights here


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