Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi feminist writer and women rights activist who was exiled in 1994, questioned the female activists who are “eager to enter” the Sabarimala temple in Kerala by tweeting, “I do not understand why women activists are so eager to enter Sabarimala. Better they should enter the villages where women suffer from domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, hate, where girls have no access to education, heath-care, and no freedom to take a job or get equal pay.”
Sabarimala shrine, which is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, a celebate has fired tensions and is continuing to be the heated topic of debate. The Right to pray activist Trupti Desai was blocked at Kochi airport after she landed there on Friday morning. Trupti has declared her intention to enter the temple along with other women against the will of many devotees who firmly follow the custom of barring women of menstrual age from entering the shrine.
So far no women in the 10 to 50 age group has been able to enter the shrine.