CPI (M) party leader of M.M Lawrence’s daughter Asha Lawrence had terminated from her job at CIDCO (A state government entity). Asha says that it’s a revenge for that my son joined the BJP protection to support to Sabarimala devotees.
Asha Lawrence was working at CIDCO emporium in Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram as sales assistance in daily wages. Her son Milan Lawrence was part of the BJP hunger strike protection in front of DGP’s office organized by P S Sreedharan Pillai, against the police attack on devotees at Nilakkal near Sabarimala.
After the termination notification from CIDCO, Asha started a strike in front of CIDCO MD’s office at Thiruvananthapuram and the strike for terminating from job went up to night.
BJP’s hunger strike over arrest of Sabarimala devotees.
Kerala state BJP workers Tuesday began a hunger strike in front of Kerala DGP’s office at Thiruvananthapuram, intensifying its agitation against the CPI(M)-led LDF government’s crackdown on Sabarimala devotees.
BJP cadres also took out marches to offices of the Superintendents of Police in all district headquarters to condemn the government for arresting the agitators.
Addressing party workers here, BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai alleged the ruling CPI(M) was on the road to “liquidation” and the party’s graph was coming down.
Former Union minister and party’s lone MLA in the state assembly, O Rajagopal, was also present at hunger strike.
Veteran Marxist leader M M Lawrence’s grandson Milan Lawrence was among the protesters. Over 3,500 people have so far been arrested and 529 cases registered in connection with the devotee protests and demonstrations against the implementation of the Supreme court verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Lord Ayyappa temple.
BJP national president Amit Shah, who was in Kerala on October 27 had extended full support to the devotees protesting the entry of women of all ages into the shrine.
The saffron party had announced that it would be taking out a ‘Rath Yatra’ from Kasaragod to Pathnamthitta, where the Sabarimala temple is located, from November 8 to 13 to “save the customs and traditions” of the hill shrine.
The temple had witnessed high drama after women activists in the 10-50 age group were prevented by protesting devotees from entering it after the temple doors were opened for monthly pujas between October 17 and 22.
The Lord Ayyappa temple’s three month-long pilgrim season is commencing from November 17 and the state government has reiterated that all support will be provided for any women trying entering at the shrine.
The temple will also open for a day on November 5 for a special pooja.
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