Sabarimala Row: Kanakadurga Returns Home, Husband & Kids Move Out
Kanakadurga, who was allegedly not allowed into her home post Sabarimala visit, has returned after a local court ruled in her favour. Meanwhile, her husband, Krishnan Unni, and mother-in-law Sumathi Amma, along with her two children, left the home before she could reach
Kanakadurga, 39, was one of the first women under the age of 50 to enter the Sabarimala temple on 2 January 2019. Her family members were against this as they believed it was in defiance of religious customs.
“I got the court order and I could enter my house. I’m happy. I could not see my children today, but I hope I can see them next time,” Kanakadurga said.
Her family members have reportedly moved into a rented house, reported The News Minute.
“I don't have any difficulty to stay with them. They are not ready to stay with me. Everything will be resolved soon,” she said.
Kanakadurga had filed a complaint with the district officials after her in-laws refused to let her into the house post her return from Sabarimala. She was moved to a government home in Perinthalmanna in Kerala.
In response to her petition, an interim order was issued by a local court in Kerala's Malappuram on Tuesday, saying that she had the right to stay in her husband's house.
Kanakadurga had earlier filed a complaint that her mother-in-law had hit her with a wooden plank. Her brother Bharathbushan, however, told The Quint that her claim was just ‘pure drama’. He said she had entered the house with CPI(M) party workers and police. He also claimed foul play in the matter by CPI(M), headed by the Chief Minister Pinrayi Vijayan.
On 18 January, the Supreme Court had ruled that Bindu and Kanakadurga should receive 24x7 police protection. The court also ruled that the state government should be responsible for providing security to the two women.
The local court will hear the case next on March 11, reported NDTV.
(With inputs from TNM and NDTV)