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Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple

NILAKKAL: Tens of thousands of women formed a human chain across a southern Indian state on Tuesday, in support of a court order overturning a partial ban on women entering one of Hinduism's holiest temples, witnesses said. The 'Women's Wall' rally was backed by the communist government in Kerala state where the court order on Sabarimala temple has triggered weeks of protests by opponents and supporters of the ban. Media reports and supporters of the initiative claimed hundreds of thousands of women formed a human…