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Updated On: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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??India: Is the ban on women in Hindu temples unjust? | Al Jazeera English

2019-01-02 | ??India: Is the ban on women in Hindu temples unjust? | Al Jazeera English

Two women in India's southern state of Kerala have breached a centuries-old ban on entering an ancient Hindu temple, despite strong protests by right-wing conservative groups.

Bindu and Kanakadurga, who were in their forties, walked into the Sabarimala Temple at 3:45am on Wednesday, according to the ANI news agency.

The temple had been closed off to women of menstruating age until India's Supreme Court overturned the ban in September. However, opponents of the ruling had continued to block women between the ages of 10 and 50 from entering the shrine.

MG Radhakrishnan, the Editor of Asianet News in Kerala, talks to Al Jazeera about whether he believes the ban is an attack on Hindu values.

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