Indian Women Enter Temple For The First Time.

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Three women in India overcame sometimes violent protests to enter a temple that had for centuries been declared off-limits to most members of that gender.

Two women entered Sabarimala temple early last month, and a third visited the structure a few days later. Their actions came in the wake of a ruling by the Indian Supreme Court, which last year struck down a policy that forbade women who were of an age at which they might be menstruating from entering the facility. The court ruled that all women must be permitted to worship at the temple in the southern state of Kerala.

Despite the court ruling, protestors blocked the entrance...

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