Row as Pi­narayi skips event on men­stru­a­tion

The Hindu - - SOUTH - Press Trust of In­dia

A con­tro­versy erupted af­ter Ker­ala Chief Min­is­ter Pi­narayi Vi­jayan on Sun­day backed out of a pro­gramme or­gan­ised here to “cel­e­brate men­stru­a­tion” in a bid to end the stigma as­so­ci­ated with the bi­o­log­i­cal process.

The two-day pro­gramme ‘Aarpo Aarthavam’ (Hur­ray menses!) was or­gan­ised by ac­tivist groups in re­sponse to protests over a Supreme Court ver­dict per­mit­ting the en­try of women of all ages into the Sabari­mala tem­ple.

The or­gan­is­ers had in­formed the me­dia that Mr. Vi­jayan would par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gramme.

Cit­ing Mr. Vi­jayan’s sched­ule pre­pared by his of­fice, the sources said the Chief Min­is­ter had four back-to­back pro­grammes in Kochi on Sun­day, but the ‘Aarpo Aarthavam’ event was not on the list.

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