'We are bound to implement Supreme Court verdict': Kerala CM on Sabarimala 

File photo of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 15, 2018, 03.30 PM (IST)

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that he has respect for the feelings of the devotees but is bound to implement Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala  Temple issue.

''Supreme Court clearly says that the September 28 verdict stands. It means that the entry of women should be allowed. Government t cannot take any stand against this verdict,'' the Kerala CM said.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to a petition seeking a stay on the top court`s order allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.

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Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi refused to take up the plea on an urgent basis and stated that the matter would be heard on January 22. 

The apex court on Tuesday had agreed to hear review petitions against its September 28 verdict that lifted the age-old ban on entry of women in menstruating ages into the holy shrine of Lord Ayappa. 

The bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice RF Nariman, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud, and Justice Indu Malhotra is scheduled to hear 49 petitions on January 22.

The apex court`s order allowing all women entry into the shrine witnessed a string of protests last month.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to a petition seeking a stay on the top court`s order allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala