Thiruvananthapuram: To defend the mass protests of the devotees and the Hindu activists in the ongoing Sabarimala temple issue, the Kerala government will form a human chain of women on January 1. The decision came after the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan met with the representatives of several social organisations in the state.

The decision has been met with severe criticism and one of the main accusations against the social organisations and their representatives was the presence of CP Sugathan who had made distasteful comments against Hadiya, whose conversion and marriage to Shafin Jehan had triggered a controversy in the state.

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When asked how a man who made nasty comments about Hadiya was present in the meeting, Vijayan said when someone comes up with a stand supporting gender equality, he cannot be stopped.

Sugathan has been made the joint convenor of the general council for the mega event of forming “million women’s wall”.

Now, NDTV reporter Sneha Koshy, who was heckled at Sabarimala, said Sugathan had stopped her and her team. She questioned his appointment by the chief minister.

On Twitter, she wrote, “So here we are!CP Sugathan, man among those who stopped us  (NDTV) team at #Sabarimala,where we were heckled has been appointed by CM as Jt Convenor of  committee to oversee human chain of women from Kasargode to TRV.The man in the orange scarf you see right behind me. @ndtv (sic).”

It remains to be seen if Vijayan would accept his mistake of choosing a "wrong person" for the job.

Vijayan is all set to form a 'million women’s wall' on January 1, starting from Kasargod and then taking it to Thiruvananthapuram to seek support on the initiatives taken by the government.