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Sabarimala: SC Asks Kerala Govt to Pass New Law by Jan 2020

In 2018, the SC lifted the ban that prevented women and girls aged between 10 & 50 from entering the Ayyappa shrine.

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The Supreme Court has asked the Kerala government to pass a new law for the Sabarimala Temple by January 2020. This comes after the apex court announced that a larger, seven-judge bench will re-examine various religious issues, including the entry of women at the Sabarimala temple and mosques, and the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Snapshot
  • Sabarimala temple reopened for Mandala-Makaravilakku puja
  • Hundreds of devotees throng to offer prayers
  • Police force women below the age of 50 to return from Pamba base camp
  • Supreme Court had referred the case to a larger bench, no stay on earlier judgment
1:12 PM , 20 Nov

Sabarimala: SC Asks Kerala Govt to Pass New Law by Jan 2020

The Supreme Court has asked the Kerala government to pass a new law for the Sabarimala Temple by January 2020.

The apex court has adjourned the matter for third week of January.

1:19 PM , 19 Nov

Police Stops 12-Yr-Old Girl From Trekking to Sabarimala

The Kerala police has stopped a 12-year-old girl from trekking to Sabarimala on Tuesday, 19 November, after checking her identification.

The girl had come along with her father and relatives to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple.

8:58 PM , 18 Nov

Heavy Rush of Pilgrims in Sabarimala, 2 Women Sent Back

Amid heavy rush of devotees to the Lord Ayyappa temple, the police sent back two women devotees from Andhra Pradesh at Pamba as they were in the 'barred' 10-50 age group, reported PTI.

On Saturday, 10 women were turned back at Pamba, 5 km from the shrine, when the temple opened for the annual Mandala-Makaravilakku puja.

1:10 PM , 17 Nov

High-Level Meeting to Discuss Security, Amenities

A high-level temple board meet was underway at the Sabarimala shrine to discuss security measures, crowd management, basic amenities and women's entry. Though the September 2018 judgement has not been stayed, women of the barred age group are being asked to produce a court order to gain entry.


Published: 14 Nov 2019, 7:17 AM IST
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