Woman seeking entry into Sabarimala temple attacked with chilli spray

Bindu Ammini, one of the two women who were sneaked into Sabarimala last year by the communist government, wants to enter into the shrine this year too.

Woman seeking entry into Sabarimala temple attacked with chilli spray
Woman seeking entry into Sabarimala temple attacked with chilli spray.

Bindu Ammini, one of the two women who were sneaked into Sabarimala last year by the communist government, wants to enter into the shrine this year too. As per reports, she was attacked with a chilli spray by an unidentified person while she waited near a police station.

According to reports, Bindu Ammini was near the Ernakulam police commissioner’s office on Tuesday morning when an unidentified person sprayed chilli powder on her. Bindu had gone there to seek police protection as she wants to enter the Sabarimala shrine again this year.

However, on November 16the portals of the hill-top shrine were opened for the two-month-long pilgrimage season.

Bindu in latest interview said that the police were very irresponsible and they did not try to arrest the miscreant who had attacked her. Bindu after that added by saying that even after she requested the police to arrest the man, the police did not proceed immediately.

Bindu and another woman named Kanakadurga were sneaked into the Sabarimala shrine last year by the communist government to forcibly break the traditions of the temple. Both of them were reportedly CPM workers and they were accompanied by policemen dressed in plain clothes inside the shrine.

The devotees at Sabarimala had later alleged that the women were sneaked in via the VIP entrance early in the morning on January 2 last year.

However, the HC appointed monitoring committee had slammed the Kerala police and the Patthanamittha administration for taking unauthorised steps to facilitate the entry of the two CPIM female activists Bindu and Kanakadurga causing huge embarrassment for the Pinarayi Vijayan led Kerala government.