Supreme Court rejects to stay Sabarimala Women entry order and asked to “wait till January 22”

Supreme Court rejects to stay Sabarimala Women entry order and asked to “wait till January 22”

Today, the Supreme Court has refused to put on hold its order, which is to end a ban on women of menstrual age to enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked a petition to “wait till January 22,” wanted the court to suspend its decision and review its September 28 verdict.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court judges have agreed to review the order of the court in open and will discuss over the issue in 49 petitions on January 22.

On Wednesday, the Kerala government has called for an all-party meeting to discuss the latest top court ruling and amenities for Lord Ayyappa shrines’ pilgrims, which has restricted women entrance between the age group 10 to 50-years for centuries.

The long 2-months Annual pilgrim session at the Sabarimala temple will start from November 17.

According to the historic court verdict, no woman under 50 are allowed to enter the hilltop shrine in Kerala due to the massive protest by the devotees, who believes in changing the tradition would be an insult for Lord Ayyappa, who is a Celibate God. however, more than a dozen women tried to enter the shrine but failed to make it, even with high police protection.

Across the state, over 3700 people have been arrested at the time of showing extreme protest against women entrance to Kerala’s Sabarimala temple.

 

by Chandrani Sarkar on November 14, 2018

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