Despite SC verdict, Sabarimala still a no-go for menstruating women

Two women, who trekked towards Sabarimala temple with 300 policemen in riot gear on Friday morning, were stopped after the priests threatened the rituals will be terminated midway if they entered Lord Ayyappa’s shrine in the Western Ghats. Last month, the Supreme Court overturned the ban on women of menstruating age entering the temple of Lord Ayyappa. But in the three days that Sabarimala has been open for the first time since the landmark order, no woman below 50 has made it to the shrine.

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