Kerala: Women coming to Sabarimala temple should be 'ripped in half', says actor Kollam Thulasi

First Published 12, Oct 2018, 4:03 PM IST
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Actor Thulasi makes a controversial statement on the Sabarimala verdict while speaking at an NDA rally in Kollam, Kerala. 

Kollam: Mollywood actor Kollam Thulasi made a controversial statement that women who enter Sabarimala temple after the Supreme Court verdict must be "ripped in half".

Thulasi made this statement while speaking at an NDA rally in Kollam, Kerala. Thulasi said one half of the woman should be sent to the state chief minister's office in Thiruvananthapuram and the other half to Delhi. Thulasi also criticised the judges of the Supreme Court claiming that they delivered a verdict that is against their tradition and beliefs.

Travancore Devaswom Board president A Padmakumar said no additional facilities would be provided for women, who may arrive for darshan in Sabarimala. He also said women, who have visited Sabarimala earlier, have been able to make do with the present facilities. The Kerala High Court directions will "guide our steps further". 

Kerala is currently witnessing widespread rallies, marches and roadblocks marked by protests led by Hindu outfits against the LDF-led Kerala government's decision to implement the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala. The state government maintained that it would not go for a review petition.

The Nair Service Society, however, has filed a petition seeking review of the earlier verdict delivered by the Supreme Court on Sabarimala.

The state government's policy of enforcing the verdict of the Supreme Court has invited the wrath of many citizens. Recently, a Kerala woman even abused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in public with casteist slur. A case was registered against her. Yesterday, she released a video apologising for this.

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