I tot “Oh no. Not another attack on Thaipusam”.
I clicked the story and it turned out that the lawyer meant the recent curbs on the Thaipusam procession, not the body piecing spikes.
I must admit I shudder and feel ill whenever I see pixs of khavadi carrying devotees. They may not feel the pain, but I do.
But no, I do not want the practice to stop. It’s the devotees’ religion, not mine.