KERALA: Four transgenders, who were denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday. On Sunday, the four trans women were turned away from Sabarimala by Erumely police from completing their climb to the hilltop temple after they wished to perform their darshan in sarees.
They had then complained to Kottayam Superintendent of Police. Later on Monday they even approached Kerala High Court-appointed Director General of Police A. Hemachandran who is part of a three member committee overseeing the pilgrimage. Later in the day, one of the transgenders, Ananya told the media they have secured permission.
The four devotees were prevented by the police at Erumely from completing their climb to the hilltop temple after they wished to perform their darshan in sarees.