Trupti Desai

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Woman who prayed at Sabarimala attacked with pepper spray

26 Nov 2019

Woman who prayed at Sabarimala attacked with pepper spray

Bindu Ammini, who was one of two women to offer prayers at Sabarimala temple in January, was attacked by a Hindu Helpline activist outside the Kochi Police Commissioner's office on Tuesday.

Amid row over women's entry, Sabarimala opens for pilgrimage season

16 Nov 2019

Amid row over women's entry, Sabarimala opens for pilgrimage season

The gates of the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala opened on Saturday for the two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season.

Sabarimala Temple opens today: Government says no place for activism

16 Nov 2019

Sabarimala Temple opens today: Government says no place for activism

The centuries-old Sabarimala Temple has become a hotbed for politics, and as its gates open today for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season, Kerala government has given a clear message- the shrine isn't a place for activism.

Two women, under 50, enter Sabarimala; temple shut for 'purification'

02 Jan 2019

Two women, under 50, enter Sabarimala; temple shut for 'purification'

On Wednesday, Sabarimala Temple was shut down at 10:30 AM and will be opened an hour later, after 'purification' rituals as two women devotees entered it around 3:45 AM.

#SabarimalaRow: BSNL suspends activist Rehana Fathima after arrest

28 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: BSNL suspends activist Rehana Fathima after arrest

On Tuesday, BSNL suspended activist-model Rehana Fathima after she was arrested for hurting sentiments of the followers of Lord Ayyappa through a Facebook post.

#SabarimalaRow: Hindu-groups call for hartal as temple opens for 2-months

17 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Hindu-groups call for hartal as temple opens for 2-months

Sabarimala Karma Samiti, an umbrella organization for outfits of Hindu groups opposing the Supreme Court order, has called a state-wide shutdown in Kerala after Hindu Aikya Vedi state President, KP Sasikala was detained on Saturday morning.

#SabarimalaRow: Trupti Desai stopped by protesters, eats breakfast inside Kochi-airport

16 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Trupti Desai stopped by protesters, eats breakfast inside Kochi-airport

Pune-based activist Trupti Desai faced angry protesters on reaching Kochi Airport in Kerala early Friday morning.

Temple-board to file review-petition because Lord Ayyappa is 'brahmachari'

28 Sep 2018

Temple-board to file review-petition because Lord Ayyappa is 'brahmachari'

The Travancore Devaswom Board which administers the Lord Ayyappa Temple of Kerala will move court with a review petition after Friday's verdict of Supreme Court, which ended the ban on women's entry in the ancient temple.

Activist who led Shani Shingnapur stir hails SC Sabarimala verdict

28 Sep 2018

Activist who led Shani Shingnapur stir hails SC Sabarimala verdict

Activist Trupti Desai, who led an agitation earlier to allow women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, hailed today's Supreme Court's order on Kerala's Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala.

Sabarimala temple: SC Constitutional bench to decide on women's entry

13 Oct 2017

Sabarimala temple: SC Constitutional bench to decide on women's entry

The SC has referred the case on women's entry in Sabarimala to a Constitutional bench, which will decide if the current ban violates fundamental rights.