On eve of temple reopening, uneasy calm at Sabarimala

Security has been tightened on the Sabarimala hill shrine in Kerala ahead of ‘Chithira Aattathirunal’ to be smartly-known on Tuesday. The Ayyappa temple will commence on Monday evening for the occasion.The sacred grove of Sabarimala, located within the Periyar Tiger Reserve, as smartly the irascible camps of Pampa and Nilackal, had been brought under strict vigil towards the backdrop of the continued agitation by diversified Hindu organisations opposing the Supreme Court’s verdict allowing females of all ages to the forest shrine.An uneasy mute prevailed in Sabarimala and surrounding areas on Sunday with rumours that lady activists and extremely left-flee organisations were planning a talk over with within the next two days.The Sangh Parivar and Hindu organisations too bask in stepped up vigil towards the imaginable entry of females within the restricted age community with police protection.Nonetheless, the police and the district administration bask in denied the experiences that a pair of females bask in already sought protection for endeavor the pilgrimage on Monday and Tuesday.The heavy police deployment at Sannidhanam (the deity’s jam dwelling within the hillock), moreover Pampa within the foothills and on the irascible camp of Nilackal, has build the total space on edge. Even mediapersons were denied entry to Pampa and Sannidhanam till Sunday afternoon for safety reasons.As many as 1,500 police personnel had been deployed at Sannidhanam by myself under the advise withhold watch over of Inspector Classic M.R. Ajithkumar.Restrictions on mediaOn Sunday, the police permitted mediapersons to proceed to Pampa from Nilackal by Eight.30 p.m. after robust protests.Nonetheless, the crew of television channels were no longer permitted to rob their OB vans beyond Pampa-Triveni at Pampa, within the kill denying permission for stay telecast from the Pampa Ganapati temple premises and from the Neelimala-backside.There were additionally experiences on the presence of a extensive alternative of Sangh Parivar workers tenting on the holy hillock and internal the forests to study makes an strive, if any, by young females to enter the Ayyappa Temple premises.Girl police constables too had been deployed at Pampa and Nilackal. The District Police Chief, T.Narayanan, suggested The Hindu that a community of lady cops above the age of fifty years bask in additionally been kept energetic for deployment at Sabarimala Sannidhanam as and when mandatory.