Devotees enter Sabarimala temple after it opened on 16 November.

Sabarimala Row: Man Sets Himself Ablaze Near Kerala Secretariat

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Kerala Assembly has been adjourned for the day following protests by the opposition leaders in the Assembly over the Sabarimala issue.

A three-member panel of observers appointed by the Kerala High Court will visit the Sabarimala temple on Monday, 3 December. The two-day visit is to check whether there are adequate facilities, reported The New Indian Express.

  • The temple opened for the third time, since the SC verdict, on 16 Nov
  • On 27 November, the high court directed that no protests should be held at Sabarimala
  • The court also modified the ban imposed on devotees halting at Sannidhanam, saying women, children and physically challenged can halt

Man Sets Himself Ablaze Near Sabarimala Protest Venue

A 49-year-old man, Venugopalan Nair, set himself ablaze near BJP's Sabarimala protest venue, in front of the Kerala Secretariat, at around 1:30 am Thursday, 13 December. He is undergoing treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Medical college.

K Surendran Granted Conditional Bail

Kerala High Court grants conditional bail to BJP Kerala General Secretarty K Surendran on a bond of Rs. 2 Lakh. He will not enter Pathanamthitta district till the submission of the final report.

(Source: ANI)

SC Refuses Urgent Hearing of Kerala Govt's Plea

Supreme Court refuses to give an urgent hearing to a mentioning by the Kerala government, seeking a stay on the observation committee in Sabarimala temple issue.

(Source: ANI)

BJP's K Surendran's Remand Extended to 20 Dec

BJP Leader K Surendran's remnad extended for 14 days. The Supreme Court said that Surendran will remain in judicial custody till 20 December.

(Source: News18)

Kerala Min Against Using Children as 'Shield' in Sabarimala Stir

Cautioning against using children as 'shield' during agitations including the recent Sabarimala stir, Kerala Social Justice Minister K K Shylaja Wednesday said the state government would have to take action against such practices.

The minister told the state Assembly that causing difficulties to children by engaging them in protests was against the Juvenile Justice Act and amounted to violation of Protection of Child Rights Act.

"Children were being used as shields in several agitations including in the recent Sabarimala stir.

(Source: PTI)