“Five million women are estimated to have joined hands and formed the 385-mile-long chain.” Buzzfeed: Millions Of Women Formed A 385-Mile-Long ‘Women’s Wall’ To Protest Gender Inequality.

+ Counter protests broke out after two women broke a centuries-old ban and entered a temple. “The women, Bindu and Kanaka Durga, who are in their 40s, left after offering prayers to the deity Lord Ayyappa, who is celibate. It is this celibacy that is cited by Hindu traditionalists as the reason women under 50 should not enter the temple. The fear is that the women could ‘tempt’ the deity.”