Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police have registered cases against 1,400 persons for attending the Ayyappa Jyothi event. The Ayyappa Jyothi was a programme initiated by the BJP and the Sabarimala Karma Samithi, which was held on December 26.

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The police registered a case against BJP state general secretary AN Radhakrishnan, district secretaries MA Brahmaraj, MN Gopi and others. The case has been registered for disrupting transportation and for assembling illegally.

The police said a case will be registered against former Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Dr KS Radhakrishnan and former DGP MG Raman, who also participated in the Ayyappa Jyothi at Angamaly, after a detailed probe.

Lakhs of people took part in the Ayyappa Jyothi. It was organised for demanding that the traditions and customs of Sabarimala be preserved.

Women, men and even children lined up along the 765-km stretch between Kasaragod and Thiruvananthapuram to attend the Ayyappa Jyothi.

The Ayyappa Jyothi event saw a human chain being formed along the national highway from Manjeswaram (Kasaragod district) to Parassala (Thiruvananthapuram district). People lined up on either side of the road and lit lamps and passed the flame to the nearby persons, thus giving the feeling of travelling lights.

Several leaders from the BJP, RSS and many other Hindu organisations, like Nair Service Society, took part in the Ayyappa Jyothi programme. Apart from Kerala, the Ayyappa Jyothi was lit in 11 other states too.

No slogans were raised in the programme and only mantras were chanted.