Pathanamthitta: Bindu Ammini is all set to move Supreme Court to file a contempt of court petition after she was denied protection to visit Sabarimala shrine. She told media that she would file a case against the Kerala government and its chief secretary.

Ammini, the woman who managed to visit Sabarimala temple with her friend Kanakadurga on January 2, reached the Commissioner's office this morning to trek to Sabarimala. Bindu Ammini was attacked with pepper spray while she was on her way to the shrine.

A protester, who was among a group gathered at the commissioner’s office, had a spray can which he used on Bindu’s face. An argument between Bindu and the protesters, who identified themselves as Ayyappa devotees broke out immediately after the attack.

The Supreme Court on November 14 referred the Sabarimala case to a larger bench after reviewing petitions seeking a rethink of the apex court’s 2018 judgment that allowed women between the ages of 10 to 50 to enter the shrine. The top court also observed that the right to worship by an individual cannot outweigh the rights of a religious group.