Nearly 153 persons were arrested and 50 cases were registered in Pathanamthitta district, where the shrine is located.
The High Court on Thursday observed that all the authorities were bound to implement the Supreme Court verdicts.
Coming down on the BJP-RSS camp, he said nobody will be allowed to make Sabarimala a riot zone
Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Thursday said the real intention of those behind the violence at Sabarimala is to turn people against the government.
Officers said 226 persons were arrested from the Kochi City Police limits while the rest were picked up from the jurisdictions under Ernakulam Rural Police.
The state government and the CPM are creating an atmosphere of fear and anarchy by slapping non-bailable cases and raiding the houses of BJP-RSS workers across the state, he said.
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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan accused the RSS of trying to take the state backward by destroying the unique secular characteristics of the state.
Often, they are made to wait in the queue for more than 10 hours to get darshan
He welcomed the Supreme Court verdict and said people should not hesitate in accepting the verdict. He raised fears that the protest in the name of Sabarimala may bring back the caste system.
Even as streets in Nilackal and Pamba erupted in tumult, thousands of bare-chested Ayyappa devotees waited patiently in the vast concourse outside Sabarimala for its gates to open.
They will also conduct a prayer mission at Pampa on October 15 and 16 when the temple will be opened for the rituals for the Malayalam month of ‘Thulam.’
The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which administers the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa, said it was bound to implement the judgement.
Justice Malhotra, who was the lone dissenter, said it is not for the judiciary to decide which faith-related practices are to be struck down except in issues of social evils like 'Sati'.
Justice Chandrachud said religion cannot be used as cover to deny rights of worship to women and it is also against human dignity.
Kavita Krishnan, women rights activist and Secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA), said the decision was long overdue.