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Women form 385-mile human chain to protest gender inequality in India

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Millions of women came out into the streets and formed a 385-mile human chain to protest gender inequality in India.

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The women stepped out in Kerala, India, and Suvarna Haridas, who took part in the human chain, told BuzzFeed News:

It was electric! The excitement was palpable, everyone truly felt like they were part of a special moment in the history of our tiny wonderful state.

The protest came amid a controversy surrounding women gaining access to Sabarimala shrine, a prominent Hindu temple.

Women of “menstruating age” were banned from entering the shrine but India’s top court overturned the ban in September. In spite of the court’s ruling, male protesters have attacked female visitors within the “menstruating age” and prevented them from entering.

On Tuesday, two women were able to enter the temple for the first time following the successful protest.

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