The Sabarimala debate has polarised Kerala. Traditional believers supported and fueled by the BJP and the Congress have staged violent protests against the Supreme Court’s judgment lifting the ban on the entry of women between the ages of 10 –50. As faith and religion collide with the Constitution and the law, TKA Nair, veteran bureaucrat and former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, offers a unique perspective. A firm devotee of the Ayappa deity, Mr. Nair explains why protestors are misogynists and why constitutional morality must prevail over matters of faith. With Anuradha SenGupta on Off Centre.