Sasikumar Varma also explained that he is still ready to hold discussions with the Kerala government to settle the issue. The situation worsened due to government’s adamant stand.
Thiruvananthapuram: Sasikumar Varma, the Pandalam royal family representative, said that the Kerala government has landed in a huge problem after submitting the list of young women, who entered Sabarimala, in the Supreme Court. Varma said to media that it was not necessary to submit such a fake list in the Supreme Court.
Varma was speaking to the reporters after the ‘darshan’ of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. Meantime, he also explained that he is still ready to hold discussions with the state government to resolve the issue. The situation worsened due to government’s adamant stand, he said. This will have a negative impact on Sabarimala. Pinarayi Vijayan should directly get involved in this to settle the matters, Varna added.
According to a submission by the Kerala government before the Supreme Court, at least 51 women under the age of 50 had entered the Sabarimala shrine this season. The Kerala government’s counsel submitted a list in the apex court in a reply to a petition filed by Bindu and Kanakadurga, who sought 24x7 police protection after having entered the shrine.
MyNation tried to contact these 51 women, who are said to have entered the shrine. Two of the men (not women), who responded to the calls, agreed that they had entered the shrine. Calls to the remaining numbers were either met with no response or the numbers were not on service. The two, who attended the call, said they had entered the shrine with their friends and other devotees. The group did not comprise any woman.
Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, two women attempted to enter the Sabarimala shrine, but were stopped at Nilakkal and were sent back. Though the two requested security from the police officials, they had no option, but to head back after several protestors began to gather. On Wednesday too, Reshma Nishanth and Shanila Satheesh, who are under the age of 50, had attempted to enter the temple, but they were sent back.
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Last Updated Jan 20, 2019, 11:36 AM IST