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Tuesday, January 28, 2020



Sabarimala reference: SC says finish arguments in 10 days

January 29, 2020 3:26 am

A five-judge bench of the SC, while dealing with review petitions against its judgment lifting age restrictions on the entry of women to Sabarimala temple, had decided to keep them pending saying it raised some important questions which needed to be answered first.

Sabarimala review: SC fixes 10-day period for hearing issues of discrimination against women at religious places

January 28, 2020 12:16 pm

The court's observation came after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned before the apex court that all the counsels of various parties could not frame the common legal questions to be considered by the nine-judge bench.

Grammar of engagement with believers must be re-imagined in cases like Sabarimala

January 27, 2020 9:47 am

Those seeking revision should speak to a believer in the latter’s language. Unfortunately, that is not the debate happening in Kerala today. Many revisionists often deride religious beliefs, symbols and customs, present them as unrealistic, meaningless concepts that hold back human advancement – or base their arguments on this notion.

SC to hear from January 13 Sabarimala review pleas, related issues

January 06, 2020 8:38 pm

The 9-judge bench will also take up the "discrimination" against Muslim and Parsi women in places of worship.

September 2018 order not the last: SC on Sabarimala case

December 14, 2019 2:51 am

CJI Bobde said that as far as the situation in the temple is concerned, the practice has existed for thousands of years and the “balance of convenience is that we do not pass such an order today”.

Sabarimala entry: SC refuses to pass order on women's plea for protection

December 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Sabarimala temple visit: A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked them to wait till the review petitions in the matter are decided.

Supreme Court’s recent judgments reaffirm its role as a vigilant monitor

December 04, 2019 8:03 pm

Ordinarily, the Supreme Court judgment should finally settle any controversial issue, but not in our country. This is evident from the heated debates on the issue on TV channels and in public meetings.

Kerala cops deny protection to six women to visit Sabarimala; activist attacked

November 27, 2019 5:45 am

The incident took place outside Kochi police commissionerate, where Bindu and the others had gone seeking police protection for their planned visit to the hill shrine.

Bindu Ammini, who prayed at Sabarimala last year, attacked with chilli spray before fresh attempt

November 26, 2019 12:37 pm

Bindu Ammini, who was later taken to a hospital, arrived at the commissioner's office along with Pune-based activist Trupti Desai and other activists to seek police protection before they attempt to trek till Sabarimala. 

Ensure no plastic in Sabarimala pilgrim offerings: Kerala HC to Devaswom boards

November 25, 2019 4:19 pm

The court stated that the Devaswom boards must give appropriate directions to the temples under their jurisdiction so that the priests do not include, plastic utensils and items in the 'irumudiketti'.


Pilgrims throng Sabarimala temple, offer prayers

November 26, 2019 12:27 pm

The Kerala High Court has issued orders to the five Devaswom boards in the state to ensure there is no presence of plastic in the ‘irumudikettu’ (offerings) that Sabarimala pilgrims carry to the temple.

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

November 20, 2019 12:35 pm

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

October 22, 2018 7:49 am

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


Hartal in Kerala, widepspread Violence Across State

January 03, 2019 5:55 pm

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

November 16, 2018 3:52 pm

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

November 01, 2018 7:05 pm

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

September 28, 2018 1:05 pm

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