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Frame separate law for administration of Sabarimala temple, SC tells Kerala govt

The top court's remarks came on a plea filed by the Pandalam royal court, which has raised the issue of administration of Sabarimala temple.

Sabarimala pilgrims can take small private vehicles till Pamba: Kerala HC

In the backdrop of the 2018 floods and its impact on the river-bank at Pamba and adjoining facilities, the government had taken the unilateral decision of banning all private vehicle transport till Pamba during the last pilgrimage season.


As Sabarimala temple opens, Kerala police stop 10 women

While scores of young women, including activists, attempted to visit the temple last year, only two are known to have officially entered the shrine with police protection.

Sabarimala temple opens HIGHLIGHTS: Women should uphold tradition of Sabarimala shrine, says Tamil Nadu BJP leader

The police sent back at least 10 women from Pamba. The women, who are aged between 10 to 50, had come from Andhra Pradesh to offer prayers at the temple. Last year, the government had said it would implement the top court's order, which allowed women to enter the shrine.

Explained: The three cases SC wants clubbed with Sabarimala review

'It is our considered view that the pending cases regarding entry of Muslim Women in Durgah/Mosque, of Parsi Women married to a non-Parsi in the Agyari, and the practice of female genital mutilation in Dawoodi Bohra community may be overlapping and covered by the judgment under review.'

Read dissenting verdict on Sabarimala, our orders are not to be played with: Justice Nariman

The bench was apparently irked after senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi and A M Singhvi pointed out that the ED in its plea had “resurrected” Section 45(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, which had been struck down by the Supreme Court last year.


Fraught course

On essential religious practice, SC should have gone case by case — rather than aim for a grand unified theory

Sabarimala not a place for people to display their activism: Kerala minister

The minister, who is in charge of temple management board that oversees the Sabarimala temple, also underlined that there's a lack of clarity in the Supreme Court's Thursday ruling.

Govt should read our dissent order in Sabarimala verdict: Justice Nariman

Justice R F Nariman, who authored the dissent on behalf of himself and Justice D Y Chandrachud, made the remark during a hearing in connection with a money laundering case against Congress leader D K Shivakumar.

Explained: How Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict differs with Ayodhya order

Sabarimala verdict: The majority of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Khanwilkar and Malhotra has held that the correctness of the essential practices test is to be examined by a larger Bench.

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Pilgrims flock to Sabarimala but 'barred' women not allowed entry

The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala opened Saturday for its two-month-long annual pilgrimage season. An approximate 32,000 devotees offered prayers at the temple Tuesday, even as the police prevented a 12-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu to proceed to the hill shrine.

Sabarimala protests: These two women reached temple hilltop but returned amid protests

Sabarimala protests: Police and the two women are likely to return to Pamba as they don't intend to engage in violence. The government doesn't want Sabarimala to be a site for activism


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Hartal in Kerala, widepspread Violence Across State

A day after two women entered Sabarimala, several pro-Hindutva outfits have called for a statewide shutdown. The outfit backed by RSS opposes the Supreme Court verdict that lifted the ban on women of all ages in the temple.

Sabarimala: Protestors block activist Trupti Desai’s exit from Kochi airport

Activist Trupti Desai is stuck in Kochi airport as protestors block her exit. She was scheduled to go to Sabarimala as the annual pilgrimage begins on Saturday.


Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Supreme Court allows women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple

In a 4-1 majority verdict, the Supreme Court lifted the ban and said that it violates constitutional principles. See more: