Woman who made history by entering Sabarimala Temple beaten by her own family


New Delhi,  Kanaka Durga, the braveheart, who entered the Sabarimala Temple by daring purists and the protesters, not caring for her life, has been attacked by her own family members for her daring act. This was the least that the Braveheart would have expected.

If initial reports are an indication, then Kanak Durga was hit by her own mother-in-law when she entered her house. The police, who were in the vicinity to ensure her safety rushed her to the hospital.

For the starters, Kanakadurga (39), Civil supplies employee, is one of the two women who entered Sabarimala temple on January 2. Kanakdurga has sustained a head injury. She is currently undergoing further examination at a hospital in Perinthalmana.She has been admitted in a hospital at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district.

Her husband had earlier filed a missing person report and his family had disowned her following her entry into the hill shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, considered to be a celibate deity. The made history on January 2.Following threats by hardline groups Bindu Ammini, 40, a law lecturer at Kerala’s Kannur University and Kanaka Durga had gone into hiding after entering the hill shrine.Their entry sparked widespread protests and a day-long strike in Kerala. And the government had to take steps to stop the violence. They entered the holy shrine with the help and co-operation of the government and local police.

The women had said they were facing threats from protesters, but that they trusted the authorities to keep them safe and planned to return home soon. All was well and even after returning she ensured that she is in hiding for precautionary measures.

According to reports, her mother-in-law is a conservative woman. She was not in favour of Kanakadurga entering Sabarimala temple.Ater the women visited the shrine, there were widespread protests in Kerala and a day-long strike led by right-wing groups and in part by members of the BJP and the Congress.