Police file case against Kerala actor who said women entering Sabarimala should be torn in half

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 13, 2018, 11.51 AM(IST)

File photo of Kerala's Sabarimala temple. Photograph:( ANI )

Kerala Police on Saturday registered a case against the Malayali actor-turned BJP supporter Kollam Thulasi for his speech at a protest rally against Sabarimala verdict a day before.

Actor Kollam Thulasi made a controversial remark, threatening women from entering inside the Sabarimala temple.

He said, "Women coming to Sabarimala temple should be ripped into the half," adding, "one half should be sent to Delhi and the other half should be thrown towards Chief Minister's (Pinarayi Vijayan) office in Thiruvananthapuram." 

On September 28, the Supreme Court allowed women of all ages to enter the temple saying that "no physiological and biological factor can be given legitimacy if it doesn't pass the test of conditionality".

The verdict has received mixed reactions from people across the nation. While many including the Kerala state government welcomed the decision, a large number of devotees have organised protests, demanding to retain the age-old tradition.

Four review petitions have been filed against the Sabarimala judgement. 

Before the judgement, women aged 10 to 50 were not allowed to visit the temple as per 'traditions'.

(With inputs from news agencies)