The Pathanamthitta Magistrate Court on Wednesday extended the prohibitory orders imposed at Sabarimala and nearby areas to four more days. The restrictions at Sabarimala, Nilakkal, Pamba, and Illavunkal will be in place till the midnight of 22nd December.
The decision has been taken based on the reports by the District Police Chief and Executive magistrates in Pamba and Sannidhanam.
Kerala: Pathanamthitta Magistrate Court has extended the prohibitory orders in #SabarimalaTemple till the midnight of 22nd December. The decision has been taken based on the reports by the District Police Chief and Executive magistrates in Pamba and Sannidhanam. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/EaFnsVt6JA
— ANI (@ANI) 19 December 2018
The Prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) bans the assembly of four or more people.
Earlier on Tuesday, a group of 30 women aged between 10 and 50 years has sought permission from the Kerala chief minister to visit Sabarimala temple on December 23.
Also, four transgenders offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala on Tuesday. Ananya, Trupti, Renjumol and Avanthika, were escorted by police from Nilackal to Pamba and during the trek to the shrine.
Post the Supreme Court verdict that allowed women of all ages to enter the temple that hitherto banned girls and women aged 10-50, the hill shrine and nearby areas witnessed large-scale protests started by various Hindu groups and devotees.