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It is still unknown if the women devotees will reach the shrine today.
Friday witnessed huge protests as hundreds of devotees at Sabarimala temple forced two women to stop their journey towards the shrine.
Refuting Supreme Court's order, a number of devotees blocked the entry of women trekking up to the hill shrine.
The government will not tolerate attempts to make Sabarimala a tension zone, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
K P Sasikala, Hindu Aikya Vedi state president, said the media organisations have ganged up to undermine the age-old traditions in Sabarimala.
Benny also claimed the intelligence wing had miserably failed in the Sabarimala issue.
Though six women devotees, including Mahila Yuvamorcha state secretary Renu Suresh, tried to start the Namajapam protest at Nialakkal the police arrested them.
The CPM has realised the motive of the protests to turn Sabarimala into a tension zone so as to use it against the government.
Friday. 2 am. It was raining heavily when I reached Pampa. By 3.30 am, the rain had petered out and I began making my way to Sannidhanam.
If there is no positive outcome on the review plea, then an all-party meeting should be called by discussing with the thantri and Pandalam royal family members, he said.
Behera briefed the Governor about the situation and assured the police are equipped to provide protection to genuine pilgrims who want to visit the temple.
The letter said comprehensive security arrangements will be required at the Sabarimala shrine.
However, Rajmohan S, counsel for TDB, says there are at least 25 review petitions filed before the Supreme Court, where the board is a party in all the petitions.
As many as 43 buses were damaged during the two-day protest held in the state.
A letter was issued to the executive officer and administrative officer of Sabarimala Devaswom by the Pandalam Palace stating that the temple would be shut down if any ritual was broken.