Transgender delegation granted permission to enter Sabarimala Temple

Updated on Dec 18, 2018 04:00 PM IST
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Four transgenders draped in sarees, who were earlier denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday after securing permission a day ago. They were granted permission after discussions with the temple's chief priest. Police accompanied the 4-member delegation towards the temple. The delegation was earlier stopped and was sent back by Erumeli Police. The temple town has witnessed protests by Hindu groups since a September 28 Supreme Court verdict allowed women of all ages to enter the temple, including those hitherto banned girls and women aged between 10 and 50.

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