Online trolls justify attack on Republic TV’s reporter and crew by mob

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Kerala: After historic verdict by Supreme Court to allow women entry in Holy Temple of Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala, massive protest was seen among devotees who refuse the court verdict. Amid protests, the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Ayyappa shrine will be open at 5pm today for the next five days for monthly rituals.

When Republic TV’s South India bureau chief Pooja Prasanna was trying to reach Sabarimala, she was blocked at Nilakkal and allegedly attacked by 100s of protestors. Republic TV claimed their car was smashed by dozens of masked men and their equipment were stolen.

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However  online trolls justify this ghastly attack on twitter  blaming Arnab Goswami for provoking and inciting the devotees.

Below are few tweets which are not only condemnable but also raises question on mob justice is being justified.

Meanwhile BJP stage massive protest at Pathanamthitta. Erstwhile, protestors threaten devotees, block entry of women government officials and cops at Pandalam.

In other reports, two women who tried to enter the Sabarimala shrine on Wednesday were stopped by angry devotees as Kerala remained on the edge over protests against the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry into the shrine to women of all age groups.

According to CNNnews18 report, Madhavim, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, and Libi, a journalist from Kerala, dared to break the centuries-old custom and enter the temple but were forced to turn back. CNN-News18 crew attacked in Sabarimala as protesters stop women from entering the shrine despite Supreme Court orders.

Several women journalists have been attacked by protesters in Sabarimala. Despite police presence, incidents of devotees preventing women from entering the shrine have been on the rise since Wednesday morning. The ritualistic Neyyabhishekom will be held on October 17, 18, and 19. Udayasthamanapuja, Pushpabhishekom, and Padipooja will be held on all the five days and the temple will shut on October 21.

With PTI inputs

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