Hundreds of members of a conservative Hindu Group in Southern India still kick against of menstruating age from entering, its Chief said, even after the Top Court earlier lifted a centuries-old ban.
The government of the state of Kerala is bracing for a face-off between the protesters and women and girls aged 10 to 50 who want to visit the Sabarimala hill temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, when it re-opens on Oct. 17, NIGERIA NEWS.
The state’s police force has asked neighbouring states to provide policewomen for the protests because some of its own have refused to be rostered for duty because they support the ban.
Earlier, India’s Supreme Court lifted the ban, saying it was upholding rights to equality of worship.
The temple authorities had said the ban was essential to the rites related to the temple’s chief deity, Ayyappan, considered eternally celibate.
“Hundreds of our men will lie down at the entry point of the hill when the temple opens at 5 pm on Oct. 17’’ for the pooja, or prayer ceremony, said Rahul Easwar, chief of the Ayyappa Dharma Sena.
The group of devotees is fighting the lifting of the ban and he is the grandson of a former chief priest at Sabarimala.
“Those women who come to worship defying the temple custom will have to walk through our bodies,’’ Easwar told Reuters, adding the protest was not against the judiciary but against the move by the state to implement the order hastily.
His group would file a plea on Friday seeking a review of the verdict, Easwar said, urging the state government to maintain the status quo while that is being considered.
The Communist party-led state government has accepted the order and vowed to provide protection to women visiting the shrine.
The state has witnessed sporadic protests from devotees, including women, since the order and both of India’s main political parties, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress, have been critical of the lifting of the ban.
Congress is staging a day-long fast in Pathanamthitta district, which is home to the temple, on Friday.
“The political parties are trying to fish in troubled waters,’’ said P. Geetha, a prominent women’s activist, who has been demanding gender equality at Sabarimala.
She said that they were taking advantage of the protests for political gain and that those supporting the ban were trying to make Sabarimala a conflict zone to dissuade women of menstruating age from going there.
The police chief of Pathanamthitta district, T. Narayanan, said preparations are being made to implement the order.
“We have taken note of the protests. We will assess the situation next week and come out with the measures to be taken for the security at Sabarimala,’’ Narayanan said.
See the damages caused by heavy rainfall and flood in Lagos state today
We are just in the month of May but residents of Lagos state, in the commercial center of Nigeria have taken to social media as they complained bitterly about the havoc wrecked as result of the heavy downpour the State today, May 20, 2019.
The only reason that calls for concern is that we are still in the month of May, as Lagos state have always been one of those states yearly affected by flooding in Nigeria. This is down to the coastal location of the state coupled with poor drainage system.
The rain which started in the early hours of Monday caused many displeasure, which prompted many to take on social media to vent their discontent on the lingering problem.
Aside from the complaint of Legosians, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) reported the collapse of two buildings, one in Abule Egba and the other near Ladipo Bus Stop in Oshodi.
“A building consisting of 4 rooms built on the fence of house 13 Erinjiyan Drive off Alhaja Mulika street had collapsed due to heavy rain,” the agency disclosed.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) reported on flash floods immediately after the rain in Ijaiye inward Meiran. Some trees were fell on the road, preventing road users from moving freely. LASTMA officers swung to action to ensure the trees are cleared off the road.
Residents of Lagos have taken to twitter to call on Governor Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make that a top priority when sworn in.
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Dosumu Ayomide, Twitter weed laced brownies seller in an online scam scandal
A lady who deals in weed laced brownies, Dosumu Ayomide have been accused of multiple scandal by Twitter user, NIGERIA NEWS report.
Ayomide fearlessly promoted her business on Twitter sometimes last year, as she display the pictures of placed orders she delivered. This has got many people attracted to her.
Dosumu have been called out by a Twitter user, with username, @iamfemifactor for engaging in scandalous acts.
Femi Factor alleged her of taking a loan and refusing to acknowledge the money which he transferred to him. She allegedly denied receiving the money, which prompted him to call him out. Other people thereafter to Twitter to confirm that, alleging her of the said act and even shaming her.
He posted, “Here goes the story of the #5KScammer @OgShallz I dont usually call people out but taking loans and claiming not to receive it and also taking orders for your business and not delivering what people order is a big fraud and scam.”
So on Thursday I got a distress message from @ogshallz that she needed 5k which she would return by weekend, to my surprise, when i sent the money, she claimed she never recieved it, I got so worried that i even contacted barter by @theflutterwave Nd they confirmed d transaction
Was successful, but she kept denying it saying her bank’s systems were down, I even offered to help by sending her the transaction Id but she never sent back a screenshot of complaining about it. She emphasized I should send another which spooked me off right away
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Here goes the story of the #5KScammer @OgShallz I dont usually call people out but taking loans and claiming not to receive it and also taking orders for your business and not delivering what people order is a big fraud and scam. #Thread
— Femi Factor (@iamfemifactor) May 20, 2019
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