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Indian women form 620 km human chain in support of temple equality

Jan 02, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- Tens of thousands of women in the Indian state of Kerala have formed a series of human chains extending an estimated 620 kilometers (385 miles) as a show of solidarity in protest at a refusal to admit women to the Sabarimala Temple, one of Hinduism's holiest sites.

India's Supreme Court ruled in September that the centuries-old ban on women deemed to be of menstrual age -- defined as from 10 to 50 -- was unconstitutional. But religious protesters have so far made it difficult to...