New Delhi: Women of all ages must be allowed in Kerala’s renowned Sabarimala temple, the Supreme Court ordered on Friday.
Justice Indu Malhotra says religious practices cannot be solely tested on the basis of Article 14. Physiological features cannot be a ground for denial of right. To suggest that women cannot keep Vratam is to stigmatize them, Says Justice.
Supreme Court on Friday put an end to a centuries-old tradition barring women of menstruating age from entering Sabarimala temple, Kerala. The top court pronounced its verdict on a bunch of pleas seeking permission for women aged between 10 and 50 to enter the 800-year old Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
The Supreme Court pronounces its judgment on the controversial issue of the ban on entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will deliver the verdict on a raft of pleas challenging the ban. The top court had reserved its verdict on August 1 this year. Apart from CJI Misra, the bench comprises Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.