Controversial ‘activist’ Trupti Desai who was stopped by the Sabarimala devotees at Kochi airport on Friday from entering the Sabarimala temple has returned back to Pune. Trupti Desai who failed in her last attempt has now announced that she will visit the Sabarimala temple “unannounced” in the future using “Guerilla tactics”, reported ANI.
Trupti Desai, along with six others had arrived at Kochi International Airport at around 4 am on November 16th to visit the Sabarimala shrine but faced severe protests from several Hindu devotees who did not allow her to exit the Kochi Airport.
Trupti Desai had to return back to Pune after she failed to enter the shrine which was opened for the third time after the Supreme Court’s controversial order to allow women of all ages. After returning, Trupti Desai claimed that when they landed at Kochi airport, protestors gathered, allegedly hurled abuses at them and threatened them to go back.
“We didn’t want anything to happen to the people of the state because of us, so we decided to return. Police have told us that they’ll provide us security the next time we visit. This time we went there after announcing, but the next time we won’t announce that we’re visiting but will follow guerrilla tactics,” Trupti Desai said to the media.
Reportedly, Desai, the founder of the Bhumata Brigade also faced severe protest after she landed in Mumbai Airport. She was stuck again in the airport after she faced protest from people gathered outside the airport to oppose her decision to visit Sabarimala. However, she and the other women were escorted out with the help of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawans and Mumbai police personnel.
Interestingly, Trupti Desai slammed the Kerala Communist government for its failure to provide adequate security to women wanting to visit Sabarimala. The Pinarayi Vijayan government seems to have been trying extremely hard to allow women to enter the Sabarimala shrine, which violates the age-customs.
Recently, the Kerala government with the help of state police force had turned the area near Sabarimala into a war zone after some devotees had clashed with the police. The Kerala police had reportedly resorted to stone pelting and lathi charging against devotees after situation went out of control. Soon after that, the Kerala High Court while hearing a petition seeking to restrict entry of non-Hindus in Sabarimala temple, had expressed its displeasure over the police excesses at the Sabarimala temple.