A Man Sprayed Chilli And Pepper On Woman Activist Who Tried To Enter Into Shabarimala Temple
Police have caught the man who used sprayed chilli and pepper on the face of Bindu Ammini. The man has been identified as Hindu Helpline Coordinator Sreenath. Earlier, the media aired visuals of the protestors using chilli spray-on Bindu Ammini.
These shocking visuals took place in front of the Police Commissioner’s office in Kochi. The woman who was attacked with pepper spray, Bindu, was one of the two women who entered and prayed at Sabarimala on January 2 this year.
Bindu was among the six women who accompanied Maharashtra-based 'Right to Pray' activist Trupti Desai to the Commissioner’s office in Kochi. Activist Trupti Desai has also come to the southern state again for another shot at making it to the hilltop shrine of Lord Ayyappa, nestled in the Western Ghats. Five more women, including Ms. Desai, plan to trek to the shrine today.
The Supreme Court in 2018 in a historic judgment allowed women of all ages to enter the temple, which angered some devotees of the celibate God. The Kerala government had then promised it would provide security to women who want to walk to the temple from the nearest base camp in Pamba, some 5 km away.