Protest outside Desai’s residence in the city

Chaitali Avadhani
Friday, 16 November 2018

Dilipkumar Nayar, President Ayyappa Seva Samiti and local BJP member welcomed the action taken by Cochin police against Desai.

PUNE: Around 35 people chanting Lord Ayyappa hymns gathered outside Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai’s residence in Balajinagar on Friday evening to condemn her attempt to lead women to enter the shrine of Sabarimala. They carried a banner showing affiliation to Sabarimala Karma Samiti, Pune. 

Dilipkumar Nayar, President Ayyappa Seva Samiti and local BJP member welcomed the action taken by Cochin police against Desai. He said, “We are happy that she has been asked to return to the city.” He said the Sabarimala tradition should remain intact. 

Local Shiv Sena supporter Vijay Nayar welcomed the move by Kerala government and said, “It is good that Trupti Desai is being sent back to Pune.” Prasanna Nayar, a social worker who was present outside Desai’s residence along other women said the devotees are happy that Desai is being sent back to the city.

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