Extending support to the people who protested against the entry of women of menstruating age at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said the party stood like a rock with devotees.
Addressing a rally at Kannur in Kerala after inaugurating a party office in the city, he warned the Left government over the alleged “ill-treatment” meted out to the devotees.
On the arrest of more than 2000 people who protested in the Sabarimalaissue, he said that the Left government in Kerala had misused the Sabarimala issue. More than 2,000 activists and workers from BJP, RSS and other organisations have been arrested, he added
He also said that a struggle was going on in Kerala between religious beliefs and state government’s cruelty. “The BJP is standing like a rock with devotees, Left government be warned,” he said.
Mentioning that the deity at Sabarimala is a Brahmachari (celibate) and therefore women of a certain age aren’t allowed, shah said that there were many temples in India which are exclusively for women and men aren’t allowed and ro man had tried to enter.