New Delhi: Protests erupted during the namajapa yatra (March with the chanting of Ayyappa hymns) taken out in New Delhi on Sunday, against the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple.

The Supreme Court on September 28 passed a judgment allowing the entry of women of all age groups into Kerala’s famous shrine.

In front of Delhi’s Kerala House, the protesters blocked the car of Kerala minister for industries and sports, EP Jayarajan. The police and security personnel had a hard time to remove the protesters from the spot.

The incident happened when several CPM leaders including chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan were present in Delhi to take part in CPM state committee meeting.

Hindu organisations-led march had started by 4 PM on Sunday. After that, the protesters marched to Kerala House to submit a memorandum but the police were not ready to let them in. A verbal duel between the police and protesters ensued.

After this incident, Jayarajan’s car came that way. Soon the protesters turned towards the minister and blocked his car. Some even were seen lying down on the road in front of his car.