Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Nov 12 (ANI): The Kerala Government on Monday submitted an affidavit in the High Court on Sabarimala temple issue stating that it never interfered in religious matters and rituals in connection with Sabarimala Temple.Also Read - 9 Most Colourful Streets in India Where You Will Find The Best Blend of Jazziness And Culture

The government also that some political parties with their own agenda staged protest condemning the judgment of the Supreme Court, obstructed women devotees going to the Sabarimala temple. Also Read - Best New Year’s Gift Ever! Kerala Man Hits The Jackpot, Wins Whopping Rs 12-Crore Lottery

“The Chief Minister has not issued any direction to temple authorities. He has only directed the police to take care of security in the light of large-scale protest and violence practiced by some persons. No genuine devotee will be prevented from entering the temple but those coming with the intention of creating trouble will be held by the police,” it added. Also Read - 61 Percent Indian Travellers Prefer to Go Local And Explore Domestic Destinations: Survey

The Sabarimala temple and surrounding areas witnessed a string of protests recently over the Supreme Court’s decision to quash restrictions on the entry of females of menstruating age, between 10 and 50 years, into the shrine.

As many as 3,505 protesters have been arrested and around 529 cases were registered so far in connection with a series of incidents of violence in the state after the opening of the temple gate in October this year. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.