The two women, Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga, who made history with their entry into Sabarimala have approached the Supreme Court and sought protection.
The apex court will hear their plea seeking 24x7 security on Friday.
“These two women face threat to their life and liberty... one of them was attacked and is in hospital... they want 24x7 police protection,” senior lawyer Indira Jaising, appearing for the women, said, according to NDTV.
Kanakadurga on Tuesday said that she was beaten up by her mother-in-law and hospitalised. She reached her home on Tuesday morning and soon after entering the house, she had a verbal duel with her in-laws who vehemently opposed her entry at the temple.
Her mother-in-law allegedly beat her up with a wooden plank and she was rushed to hospital, police said. She suffered head injuries and is admitted to Government Medical College, Manjeri in Malappuram district, they said.
The petition, according to The News Minute, also seeks that the court issue an order directing all authorities to allow women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple without any hindrance.
The women had entered Sabarimala temple on 2 January to become the first women to offer prayers at the shrine after the September 2018 Supreme Court verdict.
(With PTI inputs)