SC refers case on women's entry in Sabarimala shrine to Constitution bench

15 October, 2017, 00:10 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • Sabarimala temple case Supreme Court refers matter to Constitution bench

On February 20, the court had reserved its order on whether to refer the matter to a constitutional bench.

The Constitution Bench will decide whether the boycott enforced under Rule 3 (b) of the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorisation of Entry) Rules, 1965 (ladies at such time amid which they are not by custom and usage allowed to enter a place of public worship) is violative of the basic rights of women to appreciate religion freely.

When the lord himself says don't allow access to women in the age of 10 and 50, how can the court go into that question.

The Supreme Court on Friday referred the matter relating to the entry of women in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine to a five-judge Constitution bench.

Taking note of these submissions which included the plea for reference to a larger Bench, a three-judge Bench of Chief justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ms. R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan framed the following questions for determination by the larger Bench, viz.

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The Indian Young Lawyers Association and others filed the petition in 2006 opposing the ban on entry of women who are in the age group of 10 to 50 citing "menstruation" as the reason for such prohibition. It said Article 25 of the constitution gives the temple the right to manage its own affairs. But now both men and women are equal.

Despite this, Sabarimala remains different from many traditional temples as it never observed caste distinctions, even as most temples in Kerala restricted entry to those belonging to the four varnas of Vedic Hinduism. In January 2016, the court had questioned the ban, saying this can not be done under the Constitution. Girls and women of menstruating age are not allowed in the premises of the temple, which houses Lord Ayyappan.

Another women rights activist, Saswati Ghosh also pinned her faith on the apex court's decision. Initially, the LD Government followed the women's entry into the temple in 2007, which was later turned over to UDF Government.

He asked if everyone was trying to make Sabarimala a Thailand by making women between the age of 10 to 50 climb uphill under the challenging weather conditions without any safety.

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