Protests in India after women defy ancient ban on visiting Hindu temple

Two women enter the Sabarimala Temple in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India, January 2, 2019. Kerala Police/Handout via REUTERS

KOCHI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, sparking protests and calls for a strike by conservative Hindu groups outraged by their visit. Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters in the state […]

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