Women may enter Sabarimala for Kumbhamasa pooja; 3000 police for security
Thiruvananthapuram: The state Intelligence wing has informed that young women are likely to visit Sabarimala temple when the shrine opens for the monthly rituals during the Malayalam month of Kumbham. The police have decided to take precautions to prevent protests.
3000 policemen will be deployed for ensuring security. Police Headquarters Special Cell SP V. Ajith, DYSPs Prathapan and Pradeep Kumar will be in charge of the security at Sannidhanam.
Telecommunication SP H. Manjunath, DYSPs Harikrishnan and V. Suresh Kumar will be in charge at Pampa and Kollam Commissioner P. Madhu, DYSPs Sajeevan and Jawahar Janard at Nilakkal.
The situation that prevailed during the monthly ritual of Thulam month does not exist presently. Police assume that protests may erupt if young women enter the temple when the shrine opens for monthly rituals in Kumbham. Though some organisations are under the watchful eyes of the Intelligence wing, they have not received any clues regarding the protests.
During the final phase of the Mandalam-Makaravilakku season, pilgrims from other states had raised serious protests against the young women who tried to enter the temple.
As part of the security measures, the devotees and mediapersons will be allowed to move from Nilakkal to Pampa and Sannidhanam on February 12 only after 10 in the morning.