‘Don’t understand why women activists are so eager to enter Sabarimala’: Taslima

Taslima Nasreen, the Controversial Bangladeshi writer questioned why women activists were so eager to enter the Sabarimala temple and said instead they should visit villages where women face several issues.

The Sabarimala temple opened for a two-month long pilgrimage season on Friday.

She tweeted, “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, health care, and no freedom to take a job or get equal pay.”

The Sabarimala temple and surrounding areas witnessed a string of protests recently over the Supreme Court’s decision to quash restrictions on the entry of females aged between 10 and 50 years into the shrine.

Trupti Desai, the Activist who arrived in Kochi to visit the temple early on Friday, gave up her plans after protests by devotees and others including the BJP, outside the Kochi airport. She was not allowed to come out of the airport with protesters vowing not to let her proceed to the Lord Ayyappa temple.