Indian women form 620-km human chain in support of gender equality

Hundreds of thousands of women formed a 620km-long human chain across a southern Indian state in support of a court order overturning a partial ban on women entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples.

This video shows Tuesday's 'Women's Wall' rally, which included the participation of government employees and students who were given the half day off to join the protest.

The demonstration was backed by the communist government in Kerala where the court order reversing a ban on women of “menstruating age” – defined as between 10 and 50 – at Sabarimala temple has triggered weeks of protests.