Many Hail SC’s Sabarimala Temple Verdict, Some Pledge to Fight it
Video Editor: Vivek Gupta
India on Friday, 28 September, hailed the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment which removed all restrictions imposed on the entry of women of menstruating age at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, Kerala.
‘Big Win for Women’
Devotees of Lord Ayyappa Swami and hard core Hindutva Bhakts were calling us anti-Hindus. We were getting death threats. We welcome the court’s decision. This is a big win for women, regressive thoughts are coming to an end today. Women are getting equal rights. We will soon declare a date when we will enter the temple in Sabarimala.Trupti Desai, Activist
‘Why Discriminate in a Temple?’
Congress Leader Mallikarjun Kharge welcomed SC’s verdict batting for gender equality.
‘Will Plan a Visit to Sabarimala’
One of the local women in Kerala, cheered the SC’s verdict, and promised to visit the temple soon.
Others Criticise SC’s Judgment
While the verdict brought smiles and cheers to people across the country, there were also others who criticised the judgment and pledged to ‘continue the fight’.
The centuries old practice prohibited women of menstruating age from entering the temple.