Sabarimala: Devotees likely to get harmed, says monitoring committee report
Thiruvananthapuram: The high-level monitoring committee has submitted a report against allowing young women to enter Sabarimala temple under police protection. The committee found that giving police protection to the women affects the rights and security of other devotees.
Under the prevailing circumstances, innocent devotees are likely to get harmed or even killed, the committee opined. Mathrubhumi News received the report in which the concerns over the police action are expressed. As the rush of devotees multiplies during Makaravilakku season, the chances of accidents are high.
They also demanded in the report that special protection should be limited only to the VIPs and arranging police protection for one or two women should be avoided. The report also clarified that the law and order duty in Sabarimala is entrusted with the police.
The report also contained some remarks about the Devaswom minister. It is pointed out in the report that some sources continue to criticise the monitoring committee and also that nobody sought the opinion of the committee regarding young women’s entry into the temple.