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Activist Trupti Desai vows to not leave Kerala until she’s allowed at Sabarimala; Devotees protest

The Kerala Police is now also seeking the help of Sangh leaders and Hindu outfits to dissuade Trupti Desai from entering Sabarimala.

 

Cochin| Activist Trupti Desai said that she will not leave Kerala until she is allowed at the Sabarimala Temple. She said that she will not go back to Maharashtra without the Darshan of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. She has been stranded at the Cochin airport for five hours now.

Earlier, Trupti Desai, Founder-President of Bhumata Brigade, had announced that she would try to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple on Saturday. Ahead of her arrival, the Kerala police had beefed up the security near the Cochin airport. However, even five hours after landing at the Cochin airport, Desai has been stranded inside as the crowd of protestors is swelling.

Talking to the media over the phone, she blamed the RSS and BJP workers for organizing the protests. When asked if she fears for her life, Desai said that she is not afraid as this is a fight for equality. “I’m an activist, but I’m also a devotee of God. I led the movement at Shani Shignapur because I’m a devotee. If God doesn’t discriminate among devotees, who are we to?” said Desai.

The protesters, on the other hand, claimed that Desai is not a devotee but wants to only score a political point.  “She came here not for darshan but for disturbing a peaceful Sabarimala pilgrim season beginning Saturday,” they said. The protesters also said that Trupti Desai may enter the shrine only “over their bodies”.
Meanwhile, the Kerala Police attempted to take her outside the airport safely through cargo area but it failed as the protestors caught wind of the move. The Kerala Police is now also seeking the help of Sangh leaders and Hindu outfits to dissuade Trupti Desai from entering Sabarimala. Earlier, Kerala police had appealed her to return. However, she refused and vowed to stay back until the situation becomes conducive to enter the temple.

Trupti Desai had led the movement or the entry of women in Maharashtra’s Shani Shinganapur temple.

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