BJP workers block highways to protest leader’s arrest

IMAGE: BJP’s canada goose outlet usa Kerala state general secretary K Surendran being taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit the temple on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Kerala blocked highways on Sunday to protest the arrest of party general secretary Surendran, who was taken into custody on Saturday while on his way to the Lord Ayappa shrine.

The protesters, including women, squatted on roads, blocking traffic at various places, including in state capital, Kochi, Thrissur, Palakkad and in front of Kottarakara sub jail, where Surendran has canada goose uk site been lodged, and also the northernmost Kasaragod district.

In all the places, the protesters were seen clapping and chanting ‘Swamiyae Ayyappa’.

Addressing workers at Thiruvananthapuram, BJP leader M S Kumar said police had so far not succeeded in bringing even a single young woman to the Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala after the Supreme Court on September 28 allowed women of all age canada goose outlet in montreal groups to offer prayers at the shrine.

While the Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Left Democratic Front government’s stand is that they were constitutionally bound to implement the court order, the main opposition Congress has said they are with the believers.

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The Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the shrine, will file a petition in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking more time to implement the court’s Sept 28 verdict allowing women

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Canada Goose canada goose outlet Online So far, no women in the 10 50 age group has sought police protection to trek the holy hills, though over 500 odd young women have made online bookings for darshan. Canada Goose Online

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Briefing reporters at Thiruvananthapuram after a meeting with DGP Loknath Behara and M V Jayarajan, the Private Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, he said the devotees would be allowed to perform the ‘Neyyabhishekam’ ritual from 03.15 am to 12.30 pm daily.

“The police, board or government will not take any step causing hardships to the pilgrims”, but police would take action against those coming to Sabarimala with an intention to protest, he said.

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The temple had opened Friday evening for the 64 day annual pilgrimage season as the stand off canada goose outlet uk fake continued over entry of menstrual age women into the shrine.

Surendran and two others with him had been taken into preventive custody on Saturday night and brought to the> Chittar police station, about 50 km from Sabarimala, after they forcibly tried to leave for the hill shrine at Sabarimala.

Police had cited law and order issues and tense situation at the temple complex to canada goose outlet boston deter him from going to Sabarimala.

However, when they insisted, Surenderan and the others, all with the ‘Irrumudikettu’ (bundle of offerings for Lord Ayyappa) were taken into preventive custody.

They were then produced before the Thiruvlla magistrate, who remanded them to 14 day judicial custody.

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canada goose clearance The BJP protest comes a day after the hartal called by the Hindu Aikya Vedi against the preventive custody of their leader K P Sasikala. She was later granted bail. canada goose clearance

When the Ayyappa temple had opened for monthly pujas in October and early this month, it witnessed a string canada goose outlet website legit of protests from frenzied devotees against the entry of young women.

A few of them who made a bid to offer prayers, could not come anywhere close to the holy shrine.

A 46 year old woman, who arrived from nearby Kazhakootam to go to Sabarimala, was turned back from Chengannur Saturday, following protests from devotees.

Meanwhile in Kozhikode, a worker of a right wing Hindu outfit was arrested in connection with the alleged attack on a CPI M canada goose shop uk leader’s son and his journalist daughter in law during the shutdown, canada goose jacket outlet police said.

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Police on Sunday said that a worker of a right wing outfit has been arrested in connection with the attack and a search was on to nab nine others.

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