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Kerala govt moves SC against HC order increasing number of pilgrims to Sabarimala temple

December 24, 2020 1:15 pm

The state government, in its petition has said the state had constituted a high-level committee headed by the chief secretary which had set the number of pilgrims per day to 2,000 on weekdays and 3,000 on weekends respectively.

Sabarimala temple opens for devotees

October 17, 2020 11:13 am

Only those between 10-60 years, having a medical certificate stating that they were fit to trek the holy hill, are being allowed to offer prayers.

Sabarimala temple to be shut for public this month

June 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Thursday said the decision was taken after a meeting the temple chief priest.

SC clarifies on Sabarimala review pleas: Can refer to larger bench

May 12, 2020 7:08 am

A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde which went into the various Rules and case laws said it "can refer questions of law to a larger bench in a Review Petition".

Supreme Court to hear pleas on CAA after arguments in Sabarimala related matter are over

March 05, 2020 11:48 am

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said this after senior advocate Kapil Sibal sought urgent hearing of CAA matters and said that till date, the Centre has not filed a reply in the matter. Attorney General K K Venugopal told the court that the Centre would be be filing a reply in a few days.

SC starts hearing arguments on reference by Sabarimala bench

February 18, 2020 3:33 am

Chief Justice of India Justice S A Bobde heading the bench said that for instance, it can be said that the money offered into a hundi should not be used for terrorism or invested in casinos etc.

Sabarimala case: Supreme Court begins day-to-day hearing

February 17, 2020 4:42 pm

The bench comprising Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, M M Shantanagoudar, S A Nazeer, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant, have framed seven questions that will be taken up by the court.

Sabarimala: On Feb 10, SC to rule on objections to reference order

February 06, 2020 11:50 pm

The CJI also expressed surprise over arguments that the SC could not have made such a reference and said, “It was being argued that the President can make a reference and seek opinion but this court cannot.”

Objections raised, SC says will frame larger issues in Sabarimala reference

February 04, 2020 6:56 am

On Monday, the nine-judge Bench clarified it won’t be deciding the review petition but only lay down the general law to be followed.

Sabarimala: SC says it will frame questions relating to discrimination of women in religious places

February 03, 2020 3:31 pm

A five-judge bench, by a majority of 3:2 on November 14 last year, had referred to a larger bench the issue of discrimination against women in religions such as denial of entry of Muslim women into mosques.


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

June 22, 2020 6:06 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

June 22, 2020 6:11 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

June 22, 2020 6:12 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

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

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