Protesters burn Hindu religious center in southern India

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Source: Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesters on Saturday set fire to a Hindu religious center in southern India for supporting a Supreme Court decision allowing women of menstruating age at one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites.

Swami Sandeepananda Giri, who runs the center in Kerala state, said some vehicles were also burned by the attackers.

Television stations showed video of the center burning, but it wasn’t immediately clear how much damage was done.

Giri blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu Nationalist party for the attack. The party demands that the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led state government appeal the court’s decision.

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