Sabarimala

  • Women were forcefully pulled out of buses, while a devotee attempted to kill herself protesting against the entry of women.
  • Many women tried to enter the Sabarimala when the move created a stiff battle between the devotees and the Police
  • The Kerala government has said it would take all measures to ensure a smooth passage.
  • The issue of restrictions on the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 in Sabarimala Ayyappa temple has been a topic of national debate for quite some time.
  • Now, with the Supreme Court’s verdict lifting these restrictions, the issue has once again attained national attention.
  • In Kerala, Hindu groups have been orchestrating demonstrations and different campaigns of Hindu mobilization against the Supreme Court verdict in the name of protecting a centuries-old custom.
  • The Supreme Court, in a 4:1 judgment, has ruled that women of all ages should be allowed the visit the Sabarimala shrine
  • The Supreme Court struck down the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorisation of Entry) Rules 1965, which prohibited entry of women aged between 10 and 50 in Sabarimala, as unconstitutional.