Sabarimala Protesters Tie Up with MJ Akbar, Hope His Reputation Will Deter Women From Entering Temple

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Sabarimala Protesters Tie Up with MJ Akbar, Hope His Reputation Will Deter Women From Entering Temple

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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he ongoing protest to stop women from entering Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple received a fillip today after former union minister MJ Akbar offered his unconditional support to the movement. Akbar has assured protesters that he will stand at the entrance of the temple until Monday, when it will be closed for the season, in an attempt to disgust women and deter them from entering the premises.

The protesters felt Akbar’s track record was sound enough to ensure several women would think twice about planning a visit. “We are thankful to the former minister. He has been busy trying to find reasons not to give up his job, yet he found the time to respond to our request immediately,” said Shyju R, a resident of Nilakkal, Kerala, who carried a sign reading “MJ for CM”.

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