Supreme Court directs Karnataka Chief to stop Devadasi system

SC puts a stop to Devadasis ceremony in Karnataka after hearing a lawyer's petition.

Updated: February 13, 2014 4:02 pm
SC directs Karnataka's Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee to stop the Devidasis ceremony. SC directs Karnataka’s Chief Secretary, Kaushik Mukherjee, to stop the Devadasis ceremony.

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Chief Secretary of Karnataka government to stop the ceremony to dedicate young girls as ‘Devadasis’.

The ceremony, which happens on a full moon night, is slated to happen tonight near the Karnataka-Maharashtra border.

A bench led by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam passed the interim direction on a PIL, petitioned by a lawyer on an urgent basis.

The bench allowed the interim plea and asked Karnataka government to ensure this ceremony does not take place today. The court also issued notices to the Centre and governments of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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First Published on: February 13, 2014 12:55 pm
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    Pawan
    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm
    These basterd live in stone age
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      Pawan
      Feb 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm
      These basterd live in stone age
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        Rajaram V.V.
        Feb 13, 2014 at 11:34 am
        Why the Supreme court is asking the chief secretary to stop such bad practices, why the government head like the CM or HM etc?
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          Rajaram V.V.
          Feb 13, 2014 at 11:34 am
          Why the Supreme court is asking the chief secretary to stop such bad practices, why the government head like the CM or HM etc?
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            shrinivasa
            Feb 13, 2014 at 10:41 am
            so nice advise.
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              shrinivasa
              Feb 13, 2014 at 10:41 am
              so nice advise.
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                tinker
                Feb 13, 2014 at 9:41 am
                correct the Chief Secretary P Sathasivam to chief justice P Sathasivam.
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                  tinker
                  Feb 13, 2014 at 9:41 am
                  correct the Chief Secretary P Sathasivam to chief justice P Sathasivam.
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                    Veena Veena
                    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
                    Does this practice still exists, I was not aware. Of course, it will be girls who belong to poor and lower castes of society who will be forced into this, a kind of accepted prosutes.
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                      Veena Veena
                      Feb 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
                      Does this practice still exists, I was not aware. Of course, it will be girls who belong to poor and lower castes of society who will be forced into this, a kind of accepted prosutes.
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