The women's wall is being created primarily to seek support on issues such as entry of women into the Sabarimala temple. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sent out invitations to over 150 social groups. The support for the women’s wall, however, seems to be crumbling.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that women from all religious communities will be included in the ‘Women’s Wall’ which will be formed on January 1.
The women's wall is a programme initiated by the Left Democratic Front (LDF). TM Thomas Isaac, the finance minister, sought people’s help to build a 600-km long human wall. The wall is being created primarily to seek support on issues such as entry of women into the Sabarimala temple.
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Vijayan has sent out invitations to over 150 social groups. The support for the women’s wall, however, seems to be crumbling.
“Women’s wall will be exclusively and completely for women. Nobody needs to have any doubt about this issue,” Vijayan wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.
The chief minister said that the wall is a symbol of women community in Kerala and many attempts are going on to destroy it by mixing communalism into it.
“On January 1, they will see their attempts failing. Attempts are going on to spread falsehood as they are convinced that the women’s wall would be a big success.
“We had reiterated that the public money would not be used for Women’s Wall but even then some have been spreading false information. This is exceeding all limits.
“As it is certain that all women will take part cutting across religious and caste lines, some are trying to dissuade them through false campaigns,” he added.
Earlier, Actress 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.
Later, she withdrew her support through another Facebook post. In the post, she said that she was unaware of the political colour of the programme that was initiated.
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.
George had expressed this view during his inaugural speech at the main conference of Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithi at Kannanallur in Kollam district.
Last Updated Dec 23, 2018, 12:05 PM IST