On Tuesday, an estimated five million people formed a 385-mile human chain across Kerala, India, called the “women’s wall.” CNN reports that women led the peaceful protest, which lasted for 15 minutes, to support the end of a centuries-long practice of banning menstruating women from the Sabarimala Temple, one of India’s holiest sites.
Indian women lined roads across the southern state of Kerala on Tuesday. The 385-mile human chain was in protest to a ban on women at Sabarimala temple, one of Hinduism's holiest shrines.
Five million women were expected at the protest about the Sabarimala temple lifting its ban on women
Hundreds of thousands of women have formed a 620km-long human chain across a southern Indian state in support of a court order overturning a partial ban on women entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples.
The “Women’s Wall” rally was backed by the communist government in Kerala where the court order reversing a ban on women of “menstruating age” – defined as between 10 and 50 – at Sabarimala...