Only 17 women entered Sabarimala, confirms new list


The high level committee observed that the list also included four men and 30 women above 50 years.

Thiruvananthapuram: After the state government’s list of women who entered Sabaimala triggered controversy, Kerala police submitted a fresh list of young women devotees before the supreme court. The new list asserted that only 17 young women entered the temple.

Meanwhile, a high level committee under chief secretary Tom Jose recommended to remove 34 people from the previous list. The list of 51 people became controversial as it carried names of men and women above 50 years.

The high level committee observed that the list also included four men and 30 women above 50 years.

Chief secretary, additional chief secretary to the home department and state police chief are included in the committee.

It is learnt that the government’s inefficiency and hasty move in preparing the list ended up in the mistake.

The government submitted the list before the supreme court asserting that 51 women registered for the visit through the virtual queue facility. The list also carried the aadhar number and phone number.

When media personnel contacted each devotee in the list, they found that majority of the women are above 50 years and few men also found their names in the list.

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