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SC decides to review Sabarimala Temple verdict in open court

SC decides to review Sabarimala Temple verdict in open court

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Nov 2018, 04:14 pm

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IBNS): In a major move, the Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to review in open court its own order that had ended Sabarimala temple's ban on the entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine. 

The court will now hear several petitions that have challenged the order, reports said.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Sept 28 had lifted the ban on women's entry into the Sabarimala temple declaring the relevant rules as unconstitutional. 

Following the top court's verdict, the shrine opened on Oct 18 for the first time allowing menstruating women, belonging to the age group of 10 to 50, to enter the temple.

However, several men and women had protested outside the temple, tried to prevent the entry of women in the shrine. The temple was closed after five-day puja.

Menstruating women were earlier banned from entering the temple for centuries as a part of the religious practice.

Two women- an activist and a journalist- had attempted to enter the Temple.

However, they returned without entering the shrine.

The two women turned back after the priest threatened to shut the temple if they don't go back.

Protests had rocked the state in recent times over the verdict with demonstrators not supporting the order of allowing women aged between 10 and 50 from entering the temple.

The temple again reopened for Sree Chithira Attathirunal pooja recently. No violence was reported that time.

SC decides to review Sabarimala Temple verdict in open court

India Blooms News Service
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