Women Who Entered Sabarimala Temple In Kerala Unable To Return Home After Threats

Kanaka Durga, 39 (L), and Bindu Ammini, 40, the first women to enter Sabarimala in Kerala. (Reuters) KOCHI/NEW DELHI:  Two women who made history by becoming the first in centuries to enter the Sabarimala hill temple in Kerala are in hiding after threats by protesters. The temple has been the site of tension since the Supreme Court ruled in late September to end a ban on women of menstruating age entering it. There have since been sporadic outbreaks of violence between the authorities and protesters attempting to prevent women from…

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Kerala Nun Gets Congregation’s Notice For Owning A Car, Publishing Poems

The congregation also called out the nun for participating in TV discussions (Representational) Kochi:  A nun, who published poems, bought a car and took part in a protest against former bishop of Jalandhar diocese in connection with a rape case, has been issued notice by her congregation based in Aluva, for leading a life “against principles of religious life”. In its notice, Franciscan Clarist Congregation accused Sister Lucy Kalapura belonging to its St Mary’s province, Mananthavady, of leading a life, which was against the “principles of religious life” and the…

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Sabarimala Pilgrim, Travelling With Son, Trampled To Death By Elephant

Thirteen people managed to flee the elephant attack en route to the Sabarimala temple Kottayam, kerala:  A Sabarimala pilgrim was trampled to death by a wild elephant in a forest area, 60 km from Kerala’s Kottayam early on Wednesday morning, police said. Paramasivam, 35, from Salem in Tamil Nadu was attacked by the jumbo as he along with his seven-year-old son and 13 others were going to the Lord Ayyappa shrine through the forest route from Erumely to Pamba at around 1 am, they said. While others managed to flee…

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