A woman chants hymns during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of a ban preventing women of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple in India. Photo: Reuters

Sabarimala temple protests: what does Indian PM Modi have to fear from menstruating women?

  • One of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites has allowed women of menstruating age to enter its grounds after a Supreme Court decision
  • But fierce protests have broken out and the ruling BJP party has spotted an opportunity to win favour before next year’s elections
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A woman chants hymns during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of a ban preventing women of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple in India. Photo: Reuters
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