Battleground Sabarimala

Print edition : November 09, 2018

Pro-Hindutva activists attack the car carrying a mediaperson at Nilackal en route to Sabarimala on October 17. Photo: Leju Kamal

Madhavi of Andhra Pradesh, who wanted to pray at Sabarimala, and her family members being escorted by the police after they were heckled by protesters on their way to the shrine on October 17. Photo: PTI

On October 19, Rehana Fatima walked to the shrine secured by a team of policemen. Photo: PTI

Kavitha Jakkal, a journalist, walked to the shrine amid a team of policemen on October 19. Photo: PTI

Suhasini Raj, a Delhi-based journalist of The New York Times, trekking to the shrine on October 18. Photo: PTI

At the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple, on October 18. Photo: SIVARAM V./REUTERS

In Nilackal, protesters block a State Transport Corporation bus and check the passengers.

Women activists look for young women on a bus.

Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha workers protest on October 17.

Priests and other staff of the temple sit on a protest against young women entering the temple, on October 19. Photo: AP

The hill shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala erupts in unprecedented violent protest as young women try to make their way to the temple following the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to pray there.

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