26/11/2018 1145Hrs.Situation at Sabari Mala now seems to be peaceful.
Pilgrim foot fall is not really high, and the general awareness of the conditions of this pilgrimage is now being recognized by many more people. And the common Hindu of Kerala too seems to be in a vigilante
mode. One Malayalam online portal
reported that there were a few young women from AP who also decided to stop going any where near Sabari mala this time. Generally they used to goto the Ganapathi temple at Pamba river base (which is NOT violating any traditions), and then stay there till the men folk come back. But looks like feminazis etc. have decided to stop their nefarious schemes for some time.
Travancore Devaswom Board is now seeing a very bleak financial position. TDB worried over decline in revenue at Sabarimala.
Sob stories of how Hindu families associated with the TDB will suffer now is doing its rounds. The Prasadam items are all lying there
with no big sale; and they being edible items would soon become unsuitable for eating. If the Hundi challenge
even succeeds partially it would be a real body blow for the atheists/commies running the show at these Devaswom Boards.Politicos trying to keep Sabarimala issue burning.
The BJP strategy is to conduct pro-Sabari mala campaigns at Panchayath levels. They also plan to continue sending their cadre to Sabari Mala where they would hold Ayyappa mantra chanting
sessions in order to openly disobey Cr.PC Sec 144 and get arrested
. The Congress strategy is not yet clear now, where as CPI(M) and CPI are trying to convince their cadre to support the GoKL stance. 82 pilgrims detained, released for violating Sec 144.
; and this is becoming more of a joke now. People have seen through the bluff of the police, and most of the protestors know that "arrest" will also lead to "police station bail".
The group which is now heavily on "damage control mode" is Kerala's finest
. Their image has now taken a solid beating, and any of their tactic is not gaining much public sympathy (especially amongst Hindus).
1. Jacob Thomas visits Sabarimala, mocks at prohibitory orders.
Mind you this gentleman is an ex-IPS officer and former director of V&ACB
2. Police conduct friendly meets with devotees in Sabarimala.
All part of their strategy to regain some trust from the pilgrims. Their "photo ops" are a must see
3. Women entry in Sabarimala: Police to move SC.
This is when the police has to work under GoKL orders. Ideally it should be GoKL who should approach SC and ask for clarity. The police are a really frusturated lot; no sympathy from public (and at times from their own families), stressed out due to the actions at Sabari Mala, and very adverse remarks coming against superior officers as well. The communist politicians (and GoKL) have now clearly dumped the problem onto the collective heads of Travancore Devaswom Board and Kerala Police.
Yagnasri wrote:My elder sister visited the temple couple of days back. She is near 60 years old. She has informed me that there is not much rush and darshan was easy. She went in the morning time. All she has to take Aadhar card to show it and that is all. No problem of any kind.
Good to know that. The pilgrimage is now pretty much done in the old fashion, albeit with more police presence and lesser pilgrims. Looks like GoKL has firmly decided not to become more adventurous at the shrine for some time.
sivab wrote:#YatheeshChandra, controversial police officer who showed disrespect to union minister #PonRadhakrishnan at #Sabarimala to be divested of his responsibility there. The union government has asked him to appear before union home ministry on 28th.
There are multiple stories floating around, and we may never know the truth. Generally police men from local police units only have a duty turn of 15 days. For Yathish Chandra (and other IPS-wallah from UP etc.) their duty turn would come to an end on 30th November. So by this Saturday, any way they should be out. As per another news report
, Yathish Chandra also had "humiliated" a judge from Kerala High Court who had visited the shrine. He checked the judge's vehicle as well. And Pon Radhakrishnan also has given a complaint to the LS speaker. GoKL fears that these kind of actions will all lead to more adverse remarks from the High Court and also impact the verdict on some petitions now heard by it. It is also because of this that the IPS-wallahs have all started thinking of approaching the Supreme Court seeking directives.