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Tradition, and mobs, keep women out of Indian temple

At the Indian temple that is the focus of a battle over gender equality, Hindu hardliners are in festive mood, successful--- so far--- in their bid to keep women out. A supreme court decision to end a ban on women of menstruating age --- those between 10 and 50 years--- at the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala has sparked violent demonstrations on the roads leading to the site. Traditionalists have threatened women trying to get to the complex and have clashed with police officers sent to enforce the court s

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