Consider the following statements regarding the Vaikom Satyagraha:
1. It was led by Veersalingam Pantulu in Andhra Pradesh.
2. It demanded the entry of untouchables in Hindu temples.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
The Vaikom Satyagraha was launched in Kerala in 1924 and was led by K.P. Kesava. The Vaikom Satyagraha created enthusiasm all over the country and volunteers began to arrive from different parts of India.
It demanded the throwing open of Hindu temples and roads to the untouchables.
Many savarna organizations such as the Nair Service Society, Nair Samajam and Kerala Hindu Sabha supported the Satyagraha. Yogakshema Sabha, the leading organization of the Nambudiri (highest Brahmins by caste), passed a resolution favoring the opening of temples to avarnas (lower castes)