A New York Times journalist named Suhasini Raj climbed part-way up the Sabarimala hill on Thursday morning. Suhasini who was apparently climbing the hill to report on the story. Initially, the protesters began shouting at her. Suhasini reportedly told protesters, that she was 50 years old, but they remained suspicious and understood at some point along her journey that she was below the age of 50. Suhasini later told the media that she did not wish to hurt anyone’s sentiments.