Trupti Desai lands in Kochi, to visit Sabarimala along with Bindu Ammini
Kochi: Activist Trupti Desai has reached Kerala to visit the Sabarimala temple. Trupti, who landed at Nedumbassery airport by 4.30 am on Tuesday, is on her way to Pampa.
Bindu Ammini, who visited the temple during the last Mandala pilgrimage season, is also among the six-member team led by Trupti Desai.
She said they preferred November 26 to visit the shrine as it was the Constitution Day.
After landing in Kochi, Trupti went to the DySP’s office in Aluva seeking police security for her visit to the temple. “I am willing to return if the state government gives a written statement that she cannot visit Sabarimala. If not, the government must make arrangements for our visit to the temple.”
She said she has come up with the 2018 order of the Supreme Court permitting entry of women of all age groups into the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.
"I will leave Kerala only after offering prayers at the shrine," the activist said.
Earlier, Trupti Desai had sent letters to the Prime Minister, union home Minister, Kerala Chief Minister and the Kerala DGP seeking protection to visit the Sabarimala temple.
Following the Supreme Court verdict allowing women entry to Sabarimala, Trupti Desai had come to Kerala during the previous Mandala pilgrimage season. Following strong protest from devotees and organisations, including the Sabarimala Karma Samiti, she returned without visiting the temple. The protests were so intense that Trupti could not even come out of the airport.