Earlier Manju Warrier had posted her video on the Facebook page of women’s wall, expressing her support to it. In the video, she said that renaissance values should be protected, and that man-woman equality is necessary. She urged Kerala to move forward, stating that she was all for the women wall.
Thiruvananthapuram: Actress Manju Warrier has withdrawn her support to women's wall through a Facebook post.
Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan's government, has initiated a move to form a 'women's wall' on January 1, starting from Kasargod all the way to Thiruvananthapuram.
This is a programme initiated by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to seek support on the initiatives undertaken by the government. TM Thomas Isaac, the finance minister, sought people’s help to build the 600-km long human wall. Vijayan has sent out invitations to over 150 social groups.
Earlier Manju Warrier had posted her video on the Facebook page of the women's wall, expressing her support. In the video, she said that renaissance values should be protected, and that man-woman equality is necessary. She urged Kerala to move forward stating that she was all for the women's wall.
Kerala Congress MLA PC George has also said that he firmly believes that women with some sense of decency would not take part in the state government’s women's wall movement. On Saturday, George expressed this view during his inaugural speech at the main conference of Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithy at Kannanallur in Kollam district.
Here are the opinions of some women who have opposed the state government’s women's wall initiative.
"I didn't feel like entering the temple while menstruating, so I don't wish to participate in the million women’s wall too and I feel the women's wall will be a failure," said Anjima Nadacherry, a Kannur native.
"I am not a Hindu, but I don't wish to hurt the feeling of others, so I also won't participate in women's wall," said Richu Jose, a student of Central University.
There was another controversy regarding the women's wall, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala was been removed from the chief trustees of the women wall organised by the Kerala government. The decision to include Chennithala was taken during the organisation meeting in the presence of state minister Thomas Isaac.
Chennithala had earlier protested the decision to make him a part of the women's wall. As per reports, Ramesh Chennithala had called district collector S Suhas and informed him of his stand on the matter. Chennithala also said to media that it is not right to make him the chief trustee without his permission.
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