Entry of women in Sabarimala temple: SC refers matter to 5-judge constitution bench

Sabarimala temple: A bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan passed the order.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2017 5:11 pm
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The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the matter pertaining to a ban on the entry of women at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. A bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan passed the order.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court by the Indian Young Lawyers Association challenging the custom of the temple to bar entry of women in the 10-50 age bracket (of menstruating age), saying it was discriminatory. The Kerala High Court had upheld the custom in 1991.

In February this year, the Supreme Court reserved its order in the matter and asked the concerned parties to file a written submission which should fall under the Constitutional framework.

In Kerala, the state’s LDF government had in 2007 favoured the entry of all age groups of women into the shrine, but the UDF government later opposed this. The LDF, which came back to power in 2016, has returned to its old stand favouring entry.

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    Arjun
    Oct 14, 2017 at 4:48 am
    Muslim women do not enter mosques to namaz. That's their faith. Why not Supreme court interfere in their matters? WHy only interferes in Hindu religion? They ban firecrackers during Diwali. What kind of secularism is it? They cannot put any corrupt politician behind the bars, they cannot prevent a criminal from becoming a parliamentarian what kind of country and cons ution and justice system it is?
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      Arjun
      Oct 14, 2017 at 4:33 am
      Why should supreme court decide the matters of religion? Supresem court has no knowledge in Puranas or Agama Sastras. The traditions of temples come from Sthala Purana. If women are prohibited from a temple, it must be for a valid reason. Women are highly respected and revered in Vedic dharma and Hindu society. No other religion has considered God in women form. This is entirely stupid and ridiculous that people without minimum common sense start to decide and change established Dharma and traditions. What capacity these people have to decide on Agama Sastara? If they do not believe in the tradition and templels they should keep quiet and mind their business. These kind of acts are coming from demons. Humanoid demons awlays try to spoil Vedic Dharma but finally they perish. If the women enter agaisnt the traditions they incur the curses and suffer. Its playing with fire.
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        Dalit
        Oct 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm
        Why any woman in here senses would like to go to god dammed places like temples anyway. These were built for useless gods who had no place of their own.
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          Arjun
          Oct 14, 2017 at 4:24 am
          You should control your tongue. Freedom of speech does not give you any right to insult other religions. Be a respectable human being.
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          SREEHARI
          Oct 13, 2017 at 9:23 pm
          When one goes to Sabarimala one sacrifices all his belongings, that includes his family and iden y . For one and half months he wears only black and sleeps on the floor. He does not wear footwear. For a woman this would be both excruciating both mentally as well as physically especially during her periods. I am not claiming that I know what the Lord wants. Just wanted to clarify that it is not a discrimination that takes place but just a consideration.
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            A woman
            Nov 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm
            You, sir, are obviously not a woman facepalm
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            Ram
            Oct 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm
            Which is the place on earth where those women who give birth to all us can not enter. Least literate will agree with me. SC should have given judgement in no time, rather than wasting time. Any where they can enter.
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