Thiruvananthapuram: One of the two women, who entered the Sabarimala temple defying tradition, was sent to a government-run home on Tuesday after he in-laws denied her entry into the house.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the family of 44-year-old Kanakadurga, a mother of two, said that they were angry over her as she had kept them in the dark about her plan to visit the hilltop shrine.
Despite several attempt by the police and district officials to convince her family, they refused to take her back, saying that they will only do so if she tenders a public apology to devotees and the Hindu community.
The family said that Kanakadurga had brought enough shame to the community and hurt sentiments of lakhs of devotees and they won’t accept her without “atoning for her sin”.
Last week, Kanakadurga had alleged that she was beaten up by her mother-in-law after an altercation on the issue leading to her hospitalisation.
However, her aged mother-in-law also got admitted to the hospital later alleging that Kanakadurga had assaulted her.
Both Kanakadurga’s in-laws as well as her own family had opposed her decision to enter the Sabarimala temple taken in view of the landmark September 28 Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all age groups into the shrine.
Kanakadurga (44) and Bindhu (42) had entered the hill shrine on January 3, breaking a centuries-old tradition and defying dire threats from right-wing groups.
Following their entry, the head priest decided to close the sanctum sanctorum of the temple in order to perform the “purification” ceremony.