Thiruvananthapuram: The ashram run by a Kerala priest, who supported the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women of menstruating age at Sabarimala temple, was attacked early Saturday, police said.
Soon after the incident, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan visited the ashram at Kundamankadavu in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram and met Swami Sandeepananda Giri who runs the ashram.
“The attack on the ashram of Sandeepananda Giri is condemnable,” he tweeted.
“Physical attacks happen when you can’t deal ideologically. Will not allow anyone to take law and order in their hands. Those who are intolerant towards Swami’s activities attacked his ashram,” news agency ANI quoted Vijayan as saying.
Police said the attackers were unidentified. Two cars and one scooter of the ashram were set on fire by the attackers.
Swami Giri alleged that BJP state president Sreedharan Pillai, Thazhamon tantri and Pandalam royal family were behind the attack.
“They are trying to destroy the people who say the truth to the public", he said.
He also said he came to know about the incident after the neighbours informed him, according to a report by Mathrubhumi.
Kerala’s Director general of Police, Loknath Behra said a special investigation team under Thiruvananthapuram police commissioner will probe attack on ashram.
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