Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

BJP Lok Sabha candidate jailed for 14 days in Sabarimala violence case

Kozhikode (Kerala): BJP’s Kozhikode Lok Sabha candidate Prakash Babu was remanded to judicial custody on Thursday for 14 days in a case related to violence at Sabarimala.

BJP’s Kozhikode Lok Sabha candidate Prakash Babu

He had appeared and sought bail before the Ranni Judicial Magistrate Court earlier during the day.

The Sabarimala temple and surrounding areas witnessed a string of protests since October last year over the Supreme Court’s decision to quash restrictions on the entry of women between 10 and 50 years.

Nearly four months after the apex court permitted women of all ages to enter the temple on September 28 last year, two women aged below 50 years entered the Lord Ayyappa temple to offer prayers.

Violent protests broke out all across the state, while a purification process took place in the temple following the entry of these two women — Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga.


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