the news channel CNN have met juridikläraren Bindu Ammini and the state official Kanakadurga that became historic on Wednesday last week. With the help of a police escort, they managed to get into the hindu temple, which for centuries has been closed for ”unclean" women in the menstruating age.
since Then, the protests escalated and the women have been hunted venison. More than 1,300 people have been arrested in connection with the unrest. One person has been killed and at least 15 have been injured in the clashes between the different groups.
" I had never expected something like this. Street protests, which has claimed human lives, " says Kanakadurga to CNN, from one of the last few days many hiding places.
"I don't feel so worried about my own safety, rather for the state of the country," says Bindu Ammini to CNN.
they did not want to visit the Sabarimala temple for religious reasons. The aim was instead to stand up for equality and show support for the Supreme court's ruling on lifting the kvinnoförbudet in the temple.
Kanakadurga, which bears the same name as one of the creative gods, says that she has come on the edge with his own family, who do not accept her behaviour. Bindu Ammini may hejarop from her husband, and their students.
During the autumn, the conservative hindu groups have thrown stones at women who tried to approach the sanctuary, the temple, which is one of the world's most frequented places of pilgrimage. Among the demonstrators, many women had been seen.
has evolved into a political issue at the national level just a few months before India goes to parliamentary elections.
According to the prime minister Narendra Modi and the hindunationalistiska the ruling party BJP is the Supreme court's decision is an attack on hindu values.
In the state of Kerala, which is ruled by a vänsterkoalition, organized the government in a protest last weekend, where around five million women have formed a 62-mile-long wall to support the ruling.
and will be re-examined in two weeks.
In the interview with CNN seems to Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga not particularly unhappy with that have been in political action.
"My message to India's women is: break the system and root out the evil traditions," says Bindu Ammini.
After the brutal gängvåldtäkten on a bus in New Delhi for six years, where a female student died of her injuries, the woman's position and the lack of equality between the sexes been debated extensively in India.
a few days ago, however, a third woman visiting the temple, confirms the police in Kerala.
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