Ajoy Kumar, academic, told the media on Wednesday that the State was now witnessing a paradoxical situation where women themselves were questioning a judicial intervention that ensured them gender justice.
He alleged that the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were trying to score a political point by exploiting devotees’ sentiments.
The recent Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups to the Sabarimala temple continues to evoke mixed response from cross sections of society.
Social consequencesMr. Kumar pointed out that the protests revealed the similarity of cultural values shared by Malayalis despite their political differences.
A.A. Bhakthavalsalan, chairman of the federation, also demanded that a special session of the Legislative Assembly be convened to solve the stalemate.
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