The left government made Sabarimala same as a police camp at war field. 2300 police officers are deployed at Sabarimala to carry out the left government agenda at temples.
Sabarimala turned into a police base instead of the shrine on Saturday. The State police have deployed more than 2,300 officers to help the women activates to enter at the pilgrimage center when the temple opens for a special puja on November 5 evening.
The temple will close the tomorrow and reopen again on November 17 for the annual pilgrimage season.
The police said pilgrims had begun trickling into Nilackal, the base camp 26 km downhill from the Sannidhanam.
Their numbers are expected to swell. The State Police Headquarters is in touch with its counterparts in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh to collect intelligence on pilgrim vehicle movement and the number of incoming women activates to calibrate security arrangements.
If it requires police will open and inspect the “irumudikettu” carried by devotees.
A communication issued by the police said Additional Director General of Police, South Zone, Anil Kant would be in charge of the security arrangements, with ADGP, Headquarters, S.Ananthakrishnan coordinating the operations. IGs M.R.Ajithkumar and Ashok Yadav have been put in charge of security and maintenance of law and order at the Sannidhanam, Marakkoottam, Pampa, and Nilackal.
A 20-member police commando unit would be deployed at the Sannidhanam, Nilackal, and Pampa.
As many as 100 women police officers would also be on duty. The police anticipate a possible repeat of the violence that marred the opening of the temple on October 17.
Ayyappa devotes had prevented the entry of few women activities when they attempted to trek up to the shrine with the huge police force on the strength of a Supreme Court order in September.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has backed the move of “Save Sabarimala” campaigners to prevent women activities from entering the temple. Rehana Fathima, one was top in the activities list.
The police said they would not allow anyone to stay long at pilgrim center and it will affect the programmers “wish” to spend time at the shrine.
Police escort for women activities.
A team of 200 police, tried to enter activist Rehna Fathima at the shrine and later it was created a bad image Kerala police and Left government. Later the police officers have revealed the attempt was with the special interest of CM Pinarayi vijayan.
A case has been registered by police in Pathanamthitta against the activist for hurting religious sentiments.
Fathima, a model, and activist who was part of the ‘Kiss of Love’ movement in Kochi in 2014 against alleged moral policing, was among the two women who had reached the hilltop but had to return before reaching the sanctum sanctorum following massive protests by Ayyappa devotees.
A mother of two, the activist had kicked up a row last year by posing for photos topless with watermelons to protest against a Kozhikode-based college professor’s statement comparing women’s breasts to watermelons.
Activist Rehana Fathima, who attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple has been expelled from the Muslim community. The Kerala Muslim Jama’ath Council directed the Ernakulam Central Muslim Jama’ath (CMJ) to expel Rehana Fathima and her family.
Today again- an official said a decision had been taken to provide a police escort for any women intending to enter at the sanctum.
Artificial intelligence-powered computer programs would analyze surveillance video images and will follow a strict screening on programs and their belongings.
Bjp against the police camp at the shrine.
State BJP leaders claim that left government has an agenda to spoil the temples all over Kerala As part of implementing their agenda, the government trying to enter women activities at Sabarimala.
Huge international funding is flowing to the state for it and central government agency should start and enquire about the source of fund.
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