22/01/2019 6:48 PM IST

Kanakadurga, Who Made History By Entering Sabarimala, Disowned By Family

She has moved to a temporary shelter for women called Sakhi One Stop.

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Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga escorted by police after they attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple.

Kanakadurga, one of the two women who made history with their entry into Sabarimala on 2 January, has been disowned by her family and thrown out of the house. 

She has moved to a temporary shelter for women called Sakhi One Stop, The Week reported. She had just gone back home on Monday evening after being discharged from a hospital. 

Kanakadurga was hospitalised after she was attacked by her in-laws upon her return home on 15 January. 

The Week also reported that the police talked to her husband Krishnanunni, but he refused to change his decision. Her family, according to Hindustan Times, was angry because she kept them in the dark about her plan to trek to the temple.

Kanakadurga and Bindu Ammini had entered Sabarimala on 2 January, more than three months after the apex court’s historic judgment lifting the ban on the entry of girls and women between 10 and 50 years of age into the shrine of Lord Ayyappa. 

Last week, the Supreme Court had directed the Kerala Police to provide round-the-clock security to two women.