Transgender women pray at India’s Sabarimala temple

_104865971_dd9f7583-f676-4e6e-94a8-08cf3220d6e6Source: BBC News

Four transgender women have been allowed to pray at an Indian temple at the centre of a bitter row over whether women should be permitted to enter.

Despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing women devotees into the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala state, they have been blocked repeatedly by mobs.

The transgender women, all wearing black sarees, were allowed to enter on Tuesday under police protection.

The temple has historically been closed to women of “menstruating age”.

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