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Two Women Enter Sabarimala Temple, at the Centre of India’s Gender Discrimination Row

South China Morning Post - Kerala, India, 1/2/2019

Two women on January 2, 2018, became the first to enter the Sabarimala temple since the Supreme Court ordered the end of a long-standing ban on women aged between 10 and 50. The temple in Kerala state has been at the centre of a prolonged showdown between Hindu devotees supporting the ban and women activists who have been forced back several times from Sabarimala. The women entered the hilltop temple just before dawn with police security. On January 1, 2018, tens of thousands of women also formed a human chain across Kerala state to back the demand for women’s access to the temple.

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