The devotees also allegedly attacked the cameraman of a Malayalam television channel
The court of the High Court of Kerala Tuesday directed the Travancore Devaswom newspaper, which manages the temple of Mr. Ayyappa in Sabarimala, to give an explanation for next week about the violent incidents there after the sanctuary was open for a special Pooja a week last.
The division bank, headed by P R Ramachandra Menon, gave the direction after examining a report by the special commissioner of Sabarimala.
Previously, the Special Commissioner presented a report to the court, referring to the violent protests against women devoting menstrual age in Sabarimala and violation of the temple rituals by people when their doors were opened on November 5 for a special poocha.
About 200 frenzied devotees tried to prevent a pilgrim woman from entering the temple, suspecting she was of menstrual age and allegedly attacking the cameraman of a Malayalam television channel when the temple was opened for the special pooja.
The state government strongly opposed the petition filed by state chief BJP P S Sreedharan Pillai, who sought to eliminate the FIR registered against him for a controversial speech he made in Kozhikode recently.
The government post was declared at its counter.
The accusation alleged that Mr. Pillai persuaded the first priest (Thantri) to violate the order of the Supreme Court, which allowed women of all ages to enter the temple of Lord Ayyappa.
The court then published the matter for Thursday to obtain more hearing.
The first information report was recorded in Kozhikode for a complaint from Shybin journalist, alleging that Pillai, while conducting a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha state council, urged activists to protest the entrance of menstruous women in the sanctuary.
At his request, Mr. Pillai stated that he had not made any statement with intent to cause fear or alarm among any part of the public, to induce a person to commit a crime against the state or against public tranquility.
Kerala was boiled after the verdict of the Supreme Court on September 28, allowing women of all ages to be part of the Sabarimala temple, with right-wing and Hindu teams in the war on the state government's decision to move on and implement the verdict of cut
The sanctuary recently showed protests from devotees against the attempts of some young women, including journalists, to enter the temple.