Kerala government's handling of Sabarimala issue disappointing, says Amit Shah

Tuesday, 20 Nov, 3.54 am

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah Tuesday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government's handling of the situation in Sabarimala as "disappointing".

"The way Pinarayi Vijayan's govt is handling the sensitive issue of Sabarimala is disappointing. Kerala police is treating young girls, mothers and aged inhumanly, forcing them to take the arduous pilgrimage, without even basic facilities like food, water, shelter and clean toilets", Shah tweeted.

On Monday, a court had remanded 69 pilgrims, who were held late Sunday night from Sabarimala Ayyappa temple complex after they defied prohibitory orders, to 14 days judicial custody.