Aashram of religious preacher who supported Sabarimala Verdict, attacked

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 27: Swami Sandeepananda Giri's ashram in Kundamankadavu in Thiruvananthapuram is attacked by unidentified assailants today early morning. Two cars and a two-wheeler belonging to the ashram were set ablaze.Some unidentified people on Saturday morning attacked the ashram.  Swami Sandeepananda has supported the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the entry women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple. The priest had supported the Sabarimala verdict.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan condemned the attack on the ashram and responded thus, "Physical attacks happen when you can't deal ideologically. Will not allow anyone to take law and order in their hands. Those who are intolerant towards Swami's activities attacked his ashram."According to Malayala Manorama Residents living near the ashram noticed the fire and informed the police and fire rescue service.There was a big uproar in the state when the Supreme Court allowed women between the age group of 10-50 to enter the Ayyappa temple, who is a celibate God. An age-old taboo was thus broken but all this invited a big protest from the conservationists who were in no mood to allow the women of menstruating age let enter into the temple and all hell broke loose when few women protagonist in a bid to create History had to face violent resistance.The end result was that the women, though armed with the historic apex court verdict, could not finally enter the temple.

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