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Woman climbs for the first time, so far, the forbidden mountain
In India, for the first time has climbed by a woman to the summit of the mountain, Agastya Mala. So far, women of the access was forbidden to the Holy place, a court decision of November 2018 granted you permission. The 38-year-old topped with a deepend Sanal says that she had been hindered in their ascent or disturbed. the

arrived As topped with a deepend Sanal on the top, it holds a shield in the camera: "Thank you all", it says. It is no ordinary summit photo. The 38-Year-old is the first woman that has climbed to the 1868 meters high mountain, Agastya Mala (also Agasthyarkoodam) in the South of India. The newspaper The Times of India are still on the mountain, by telephone Interview, said, how hard the climb was and that everyone should think carefully about whether he was fit enough for such a trip.

Sanal's performance is not so special, because they would physically perform so difficult. But because it's women so far, were prohibited from entering the summit of the Holy Agastya Mala. Believed to be the seat of the Hindu, there is Ways of Agastya (also Agasti), which would be disturbed by the presence of women. They were, therefore, so far, only up to the base camp in Athirimala, six kilometers below the peak, and Hiking.

A similar case is made at the beginning of January headlines

In November 2018, the Supreme court of the state of Kerala, in which the mountain lies, that this practice is discriminatory, however decided. A similar case is made at the beginning of January headlines. At the time, it came to violent protests, because two women were entering Kerala for the first time, the temple of Sabarimala, one of the most important places of pilgrimage of the Hindus. Here, too, an old Belief, according to which the presence of the deity Ayyappan by visitors, "" seduced. Religious hardliners want to

Since then, there were violent clashes between radical Hindu activists and progressive forces. Overall, however, there are only a few religious sites in India, which exclude women in such a rigorous. In most of the temples women are not allowed, in any case, if you just finished your period, because this is true in Hinduism as unclean.

The rise of Sanal proceeded without incident. She had been disturbed on your way to the top of the mountain, nor disabled, she tells the BBC. Accordingly, Sanal was the only woman in a group of 100 walkers. In the coming days, other women Sanal's a role model to follow and the once-forbidden peaks. More than 100 women have applied for this this year already a license.

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