Nilakkal: Just when the controversy began with the entry of women into the Sabarimala shrine, inspector general of police Manoj Abraham said that anyone, including young women, can worship at Sree Dharma Sastha temple. 

He further said that Nilakkal, Sabarimala and Pampa are entirely under police protection in Kerala. Lord Ayyappa devotees will not be blocked by anyone and will not be checked.

IG Manoj Abraham further continued by saying that the police will provide all the security measures to any devotee who needs to worship the Lord at the temple.

On Tuesday (October 16), Abraham said that three cases have been registered against the people who stopped the devotees to enter the Sabarimala on October 15 and 16.

The IG denied the charge that there was a slip on the part of the police on Monday (October 15). Despite claiming that the  number of protesters keep increasing, he has ensured complete protection to all pilgrims visiting Sabarimala.