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At India’s Sabarimala temple, allowing women access is a clash between faith and law

India s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is wading into troubled waters in Kerala, where conservative protesters are blocking women of menstruating age from entering Sabarimala temple, one of the world s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, as it prepares to open for the season on Friday. The BJP, which failed to win even a single one of the state s 20 parliamentary seats in the 2014 election, hopes to do better in next year s polls by supporting the agitators,...

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