BJP chief Amit Shah while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the Kannur airport, has reportedly said that the BJP was firmly with the devotees of Lord Ayyappa and warned the Pinarayi Vijayan government over ill-treatment meted out to the devotees during the recent monthly pooja at the temple.
Today in Kerala, a struggle is going on between religious beliefs and state governments cruelty. More than 2,000 activists and workers from the BJP, RSS and other organisations have been arrested. The BJP is standing like a rock with devotees, Left government be warned, he said.
The temple had witnessed high drama last week with around a dozen women in 10-50 age group being prevented from entering the temple by protesting devotees after the doors were opened for all women following the Supreme Court verdict