Sabarimala row: UK government warns tourists visiting Kerala 

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 06, 2019, 01:37 PM(IST)

File Photo: Sabarimala Temple Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Britain updated its travel advisory to India, warning British citizens to remain vigilant and avoid large public gatherings.

The United Kingdom government has warned tourists visiting Kerala following violent protests over the issue of women entering the Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala.

Britain updated its travel advisory to India, warning British citizens to remain vigilant and avoid large public gatherings.

The foreign and commonwealth office which regularly updates its advice for travel to different parts of the world said that any British citizens planning to travel to Kerala should monitor media reports.

Kerala has been rocked by protests by right-wing groups after two women of "Menstruating age" offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on January 2. 

Hundreds of people have been arrested so far in connection with the violence over the last few days.
 
The Sabarimala temple has been at the centre of a prolonged showdown between traditionalists and authorities since September, 2018.

Supreme Court has overturned a ban on women of menstruating age -- deemed as those aged 10 to 50 -- setting foot inside the temple.

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