500 Threat Calls, Says Lawyer Fighting For Women At Sabarimala Temple

A lawyer who is leading the campaign for the famous Sabarimala temple in Kerala to allow entry to women, has received 500 threatening phone calls, many of them from the US, in recent days, the Supreme Court was informed today.

Naushad Ahmed Khan, President of the Indian Young Lawyers’ Association (IYLA), said the calls included threats to blow up his house and warned him to drop his petition in the Supreme Court.

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Earlier this week, the top court, in response to Mr Khan’s appeal, said the ban on women worshippers appears to be unconstitutional. Judges said today that they will decide on Monday on what sort of security should be given to Mr Khan

The top court has asked the Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the famous Sabarimala temple, to clarify why it prohibits women from entering the shrine dedicated to Lord Ayappan. But Kerala government authorities and temple officials are standing firmly by the decades-old tradition that says women of reproductive age cannot enter the shrine because if they are menstruating, they are “impure”.

The hilltop temple only allows entry to girls aged under 10 and women over 50.

Kerala Temple Affairs Minister VS Sivakumar said earlier this week that the government “will protect the faith and custom” of the temple.

Scores of women took to social media last November, joining a campaign launched as #happytobleed, after the head of the temple said he would consider allowing women to enter if there was a machine to check if they were menstruating.

An estimated one million Hindu pilgrims flock every year to the Sabarimala temple in the Western Ghats hills to pray to the deity Lord Ayyappan who meditated at that spot, according to Hindu mythology.

“The chief deity in the temple is a celibate. So allowing women to worship in the shrine is a sin,” said the temple’s chief priest Thazhamon Madom Kandararu Rajeevaru.

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  1. A lawyer who is leading the campaign for the famous Sabarimala temple in Kerala to allow entry to women, has received 500 threatening phone calls, many of them from the US, in recent days, the Supreme Court was informed today. – Report

    And our Murudeshwara Rampuji from YouYessYay sits pretty in the alleged land of my ‘phoreen masters’ and quotes Taslimaaaa Nasrinaaa and some unknown ‘bhigi bhigi raato’mein’ ex-slob called Adnana Sami and concludes that India is ‘velly velly tolelent’! lol! And he sets his sights on ‘Balka Dutta’. Lool. :)Keeps harping about some hillbilly called Billa smething……. and to think that till some 20+ years back, he was watching Beejakumara’s movies in mysooru. Hahahahaha.

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    1. How is it that ONLY the YouYessYay (forget about banana republics in Africa) is printing currency without ANY collateral?

    2. Why and how exactly do they SURVIVE with all those debts and YET lecture the world?

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    4. We all know (minus simpleton YumReeki Murudeshwara Rampai, of course) that fracking has serious implications. (check out the multitude of mild earthquakes in fractured zones). AND YET they harp about the carbon footprint. WHY this triple speak?

    5. How do I deal and speak with a petulant child? (err, the P.S. might offer you some clues). 🙂

    P.S.: I could have asked our very very knowledgeable Rampa about this. However, when I pop him some pertinent queries he ALWAYS responds as follows:

    1. You (me) didn’t EVEN know about Murudeshwara.
    2. You (me) follow your western/phoreen masters. (he is the one who has done padhrad there).
    3. Your (mine) YouYessYay Hoorayyyy.. Visa was rejected. (and NO proof provided). Double Hoorayyyyy! 🙂

  2. “…500 threatening phone calls, many of them from the US” – Report.

    Oh my!! LOL Just watch how the fake-secular brigade will start crying as if these ‘threat’ calls are more dangerous than Paris attacks!! LOL

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