Some say she is lying, and that she couldn't have ever gone inside a temple where women between 10 and 50 are barred, but others say she is being victimised because she spoke the truth.
The police filed a chargesheet against the Kannada actress, four years after she claimed she had entered the shrine and touched the idol of god Ayyappa in Sabarimala. Her claim created a furore in Kerala.
Wednesday's chargesheet says Jayamala, astrologer Parappanangadi Unnikrishnan and his Bangalorean assistant Raghupathy caused outrage and hurt religious sentiments in 1986, a full 24 years ago. In November this year, Jayamala had approached the Karnataka High Court, seeking anticipatory bail, but the Kerala police had told the court they had no intentions of arresting her.
In 2006, Sanskrit scholar R Ganesh had argued in Deccan Herald that the question ofRead More »from Jayamala chargesheet reignites temple entry debate