Bindu and Kanakadurga, the two women below 50 years who managed to enter the Sabarimala temple and pray inside the sanctum, have resolved to do it again.
Speaking before the five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, the duo said that they will try to visit the temple when it reopens on February 12.
Advocate Indira Jaisingh, who appeared for the women, told the bench that the two women had faced social boycott for just entering the temple.
She added that the boycott was so bad that even shopkeepers were asking her not to visit their shops. Bindu’s mother even received a death threat for her daughter having visited Sabarimala.
Following this, she added that the social exclusion that she and Kanakadurga faced was disrespectful and hurt the core principles of the Constitution, according to reports.
Both of them have also filed a contempt petition against the Sabarimala Thanthri and other authorities. It was following their successful entry into the temple on the morning of January 2 that the Thantri closed down the temple and performed a purification ceremony.
This became a controversy and he was asked to submit an explanation on the same to the Travancore Devaswom Board, an autonomous body that manages several temples including Sabarimala, regarding the same.
Advocate Indira, also observed that the two women had succeeded in entering the temple and it was only after this that the purification ceremony was held. This violated the court order.
Bindu and Kanakadurga announcement to visit Sabarimala temple again on February 12 has created headlines!