Amid mounting pressure, Devaswom Minster Kadakampally Surendran said in Thiruvananthapuram the activists should not try to make holy land of Lord Ayyappa a place to prove their strength. Police is holding discussions with the women who they should reach the shrine. Devotees, who have come to the temple from various parts of the country, said they would not allow the women to go to the shrine. Their attempt to reach the shrine came a day after a New Delhi-based woman reporter of a foreign media outlet made a bid to visit the temple. Police led by IG Sreejith have thrown a security ring around the women who had requested security to go to Sabarimala Sannidhanam.