He said that the state government is making people's life extremely hard.
The court advised political parties, police and the state government to work together to restore the temple town into a friendly pilgrimage place. "Those who are creating trouble at Sabarimala are not pilgrims", said Vijayan. However, so far, no woman between the ages of 10 and 50 has managed to enter the temple due to massive protests.
Narrating her ordeal, Desai said that cab drivers were not ready to take her and her 7-member team to Sabarimala fearing agitation. "I will not go back without the darshan of Lord Ayyappa", she said, adding that the protesters outside are not devotees but hooligans. "It saddens me to see that people who call themselves Ayyappa devotees are abusing & threatening us", she said.
"We had asked them to disperse after the Harivarasanam but majority refused", the SP said, adding that the police was not against the devotees who wished to offer prayers.
The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K. Surendran.
The BJP protest comes a day after the hartal called by the Hindu Aikya Vedi against the preventive custody of their leader K P Sasikala.
But keeping in mind the situation, police told Desai that it would not be possible for them to escort her to the temple. "So they have asked to reconsider our plan, and probably come back next time with more arrangements in place", said Desai.
She was taken into preventive custody and now Sasikala was lodged at the Ranni police station.
"This government is destroying Sabarimala".
Rehana Fathima hit headlines as she was one of the six women who tried to enter the Sabarimala sanctum to offer her prayers to the deity.
The apex court earlier refused to stay its September 28 verdict, lifting the ban on girls and women in the 10-50 age group from entering the shrine, and made a decision to hear a batch of review petitions in open court on January 22.
The traditionalists argue that women are allowed in most Hindu temples and the practice at Sabarimala is part of their tradition, and not anti-women.
The leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly Ramesh Chennithala asked if Kerala was under Nazi ruler Adolf Hitler's rule.
Sabarimala Temple opened on Friday because of the Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season.
Protests are being held across Kerala against the detention of the 68 persons even as the BJP demanded a judicial probe into the police action.
The day also saw Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam visiting Nilackal, Pamba and Sannidhanam to take stock of the various facilities at the hill shrine, where lakhs of devotees from across the country and outside visit each year.