On Tuesday, female protesters, reported to be in the millions, came out in support of women being allowed to enter the temple.
Dubbed the “women’s wall,” the protesters formed a human chain, extending an estimated 385 miles across Kerala. Local government organizers said more than five million people took part in the 15-minute peaceful protest.
“There were so many women and there wasn’t even space for women to extend arms. If they had extended their arms, the length of the wall would have increased so much that women would be falling in the Arabian Sea,” said Subhashini Ali, a member of the Indian Communist Party that governs Kerala and a participant in the protest.

“Two Indian women become first to enter temple after centuries-old ban overturned.” Joshua BerlingerSugam Pokharel and Manveena Suri. CNN. January 2, 2019

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Natasha received her MA in Literature and Culture in 2008 from Oregon State University. Currently she lives in Oregon with her husband and cats.

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