Kanaka Durga is one of the two women who had sparked the headlines and a revolution, when visited Sabarimala temple where the entry of women in their menstruating age, was restricted. The lady had gone underground for sometime after the outrage and controversies on the matter, but recently reached her home. Her mother-in-law did not receive her well and attacked badly.
The 39 years old was refused to enter her house by her own mother-in-law. She had gone to her house for the first time since her entry to Sabarimala which sulked a majority of local residents and countrymen. Kanaka still entered the house despite the protests of her mother-in-law. Both engaged in heated arguments before the old woman hit her daughter-in-law on the head.
Police told The News Minute, ”There was a verbal fight between Kanaka and her mother-in-law as the latter opposed Kanaka coming back to home. She has been admitted to hospital and the Sub Inspector is recording her statement.” “A case has been registered under Section 341 and Section 324 of the IPC. However, we have not taken her into custody as the mother-in-law is admitted in hospital after suffering a minor injury during the flight.”
A friend of Mrs Kanaka talked to TNM, “Her mother-in-law was against her going to the temple. So when she was back home she didn’t allow her to enter the house and beat her with a wood rod. Kanaka is admitted to a hospital in Perinthalmanna. She was haemorrhaging.”
Following the footsteps of Mrs Kanak, many women have had tried entering the temple in a very while. Recently, a 36 years old woman had to dye her hair grey so as to look older to enter the temple.
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Bindu had partnered with Kanaka Durga for entering the temple, had claimed, “I believe it is our constitutional right to enter Sabarimala and we exercised our right as women. My family does not support my entry into Sabarimala but I am a devotee. I am glad that we both have been able to make it easier for many other young women who would want to enter Sabarimala. It is about devotion, and also about women’s right to pray.”