KERALA: A large number of BJP and RSS workers protested in multiple parts of Kerala, including the Chief Minister’s home, against the detention of over 30 persons at Sabarimala Temple. While angry Hindu activists took to streets, raised slogans and held prayer sessions in front of police stations across the state, Union Minister KJ Alphons criticised the state government for the action.
Trouble started at around 11 pm after the temple was closed for the night. Protesters organised hymn chanting during sit-ins before police stations and outside chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s official residence, the Cliff House, in Thiruvananthapuram.
Simultaneous protests were also held at various places across the state in Aranmula, Kochi, Kollam, Alapuzha, Ranni, Thodupuzha, Kaladi, Malappuram and Idukki among others. Section 144 is imposed for no reason. Devotees are not terrorists. Why do they need 15,000 policemen here?” said Union Minister KJ Alphons who will visit the temple today.