The Kerala police on weekday set down a group of rules to take care of what they delineate as “peace and order” in Sabarimala.
They served the notice particularization the laws initial to Hindu Aikya Vedi leader and frontline political fomenter K.P. Sasikala. The 56-year-old retired teacher has been the face of the combative campaign to prevent the entry of ladies between the age of 10 and 50 to Sabarimala. The military action has drawn fire from Sangh Parivar outfits, that have termed the move as an ominous encroachment on the liberty and right of worship of pilgrims.
A senior officer said the police had formulated the notice through a due legal process; that they had issued it beneath the provisions of Section forty one of the Kerala Police Act. The police aforesaid they might not serve the notice to law-abiding pilgrims.
The notice was meant just for agitators who had participated within the violent attacks against ladies devotees, journalists and cops once the temple opened for the ‘thulamasa’ puja in Oct and conjointly those answerable for the pandemonium at the sanctum throughout the ‘Chithira Attavilakku’ ritual in november.
He aforesaid the police had used an artificial intelligence battery-powered software to scan police work video footage of the violence to single out and identify the perpetrators. The software also helped law enforcers establish the defendant if they reached Sabarimala again.
The police would serve the notice to “habitual offenders and noted agitators” before they allowed them to proceed to Pampa from the bottom camp at Nilackal. A political candidate aforesaid the police wouldn't enable persons with a criminal history to remain for more than six hours within the pilgrim vicinity.
The police circular insisted that guests ought to conduct themselves as pilgrims, heed the directions issued by law enforcers, follow regulations, including time of darshan, place of halt, entry and exit points.
They should not obstruct different pilgrims, deter cops from discharging their duties or like any action that amounted to the violation of the Supreme court order that allowed women of all ages to worship at the forest shrine.
The notice warned visitors against gratification in any activity, including inciting speeches and demonstrations, that worn the peace, order and tranquillity in and around Sabarimala. Officers said they have also served the notice to 22 BJP staff who had tried to stage a protest close to the sanctum on Monday night.