Pathanamthitta: The traditions of the Sabarimala temple have been violated when personnel of Kerala police wore shoes and sandals on the holy premises of the deity Mallikapuram.
The incident took place last night at 9 pm when a group of police headed by a Circle Inspector came for duty. The group came inside the premises of Mallikapuram wearing shoes and sandals. This premise is considered holy and pure by the Ayyappa devotees and such desecration of the place has left many devotees sad and insulted.
Earlier also the police have violated traditions of the holy place and have entered these areas wearing shoes and sandals.