Civil society groups and political parties have called for a demonstration to be held in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala state) on Monday, October 15, to protest a ruling by India's Supreme Court to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple. Associated demonstrations are possible in other cities throughout Kerala state. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of any gatherings.
On September 28, the Supreme Court of India ruled that women of all ages were allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple, overturning a 1991 ruling by the Kerala High Court that forbid women over the age of 10 and below of age of 50 from entering the temple.
Individuals in Kerala state, especially in Thiruvananthapuram, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate significant transportation disruptions, avoid public gatherings, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.