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Clashes At Sabarimala Over Reports Of Woman’s Entry, Cameraperson Injured

Sabarimala, Kerala: 

A photo journalist was injured after protesting devotees targeted media persons at Sabarimala Tuesday morning. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Sannidhanam or the inner courtyard, after reports of a woman devotee, suspected to be in the menstrual age, tried to enter the temple.

The police have confirmed that the woman is 52 and had come to the temple with her son. The two have been taken to the police station.

The Sabarimala shrine opened yesterday for the second time in three weeks for a two-day special puja amid unprecedented security over fear of protests by those opposing the Supreme Court’s order allowing women of all age groups into the temple.

No woman in the age group of 10-50 years have been able to visit Sabarimala temple since the top court’s order on September 28. 

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