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Husband Keeping Me Out, Says Kanaka Durga Who Entered Sabarimala But Cannot Enter Own Home Now

The 44-year-old said legal action will be taken against her family for domestic violence, adding that she won’t enter her home before she gets the court order.

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Updated:January 23, 2019, 11:38 AM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who made history by entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala this month, is now homeless after her family disowned her.

Speaking to CNN News18 - Durga revealed that it was her husband's decision to not allow her back in the house. “It was my husband who decided not to let me in the house after I was discharged from the hospital. Now I am waiting for a court order till then the police have housed me in a government shelter house, One Stop Centre run by Social Justice Department, ” she said.

Durga, after allegedly being attacked by her mother-in-law, was taken to the government shelter home at Perinthalmanna, One Stop Centre run by Social Justice Department, after her relatives refused to take her in.

The 44-year-old said legal action will be taken against her family for domestic violence, adding that she won’t enter her home before she gets the court order.

Reiterating that she wasn’t forced by any political party, Durga said: “No one asked me to go, I went to Sabarimala on my own. These allegation of conspiracy are being made by people who did not want women to enter the temple.”

Kanaka Durga had been undergoing treatment at Calicut medical college after she suffered injuries on her head and ear following the alleged beating by her mother-in-law.

Expressing gratitude, she said she has got enough police protection.

Kanaka Durga's brother Bharat Bhooshan had said she won't be allowed inside his house at Areekode until she apologises to Ayyappa devotees and Hindu community.

Kanakagurga and Bindhu offered prayers at Sabarimala temple on January 2 becoming the first women to enter the shrine after the Supreme Court overturned a centuries-old traditional ban last year. The family of Kanakadurga was not aware of her plan to visit the hill shrine.

The Supreme Court had ordered full time security to Kanaka Durga and Bindu after they approached the top court seeking protection. ​

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| Edited by: Anu Parthiban
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