Sabarimala Temple opening: Protesters attack women journalists- Watch video

Pathanamthitta, Oct 17: As Sabarimala temple doors will open on Wednesday for the first time after the Supreme Court verdict, agitated protesters blocked and attacked a woman journalist’s car in Pathanamthitta on Wednesday. 

The journalist has been identified as Pooja Prasanna belonging to Republic TV.

Another woman reporter Mausami Singh and her crew working for India Today were heckled by the protesters at the base camp.

Police tried to calm the agitators restored to pelting stones on them, which prompted the cops to use lathi.

This further enraged the protesters, who vandalised the window panes of a police vehicle which was carrying away the injured female journalists.

The National Commission for Women took cognizance of the attack on women journalists.

Traditionalists opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple despite the Apex Court ruling took on the Kerala government on Wednesday.

The protest also forced women to returned midway, who came here to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine.

Meanhwile, the state police also arrested members of the Pandalam Royal and Sabarimala temple Tantri families, including women, taking part in a protest near the temple.

Reacting to the prevailing situation, Kerala Minister K K Shailaja said that “I can predict what is going on there, I think it is intentional, it’s dirty politics they (protesters) are playing. We can’t say if they are actual devotees”.

“Supreme Court’s order is Constitutional and  govt is bound to implement it”, she added.

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