Will take final call after consulting legal experts: Kerala CM Vijayan on Sabarimala

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

WION Web Team Delhi, India Nov 13, 2018, 08.24 PM (IST)

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Tuesday, said that his government will take a final call on the Sabarimala case after consulting with legal experts, news agency ANI reported. 

The Chief Minister told media that the Supreme Court on today noted that its verdict, allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple, stands and that the review petitions will be heard on January 22. 

He said that the Kerala government will decide further course of action on the case after the 'Makaravilakku' pilgrim season ends on January 21. 

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"We are waiting for details of the apex court's decision. The Chief Minister had earlier declared that whatever decision the apex court takes, it will be implemented.

The government will evaluate the situation and take an appropriate decision", he said

The Supreme Court today refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple, but agreed to hear in open court on January 22, a batch of review petitions in the matter.

The review petitions against the September 28 verdict were taken up 'in-chamber' by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, news agency PTI reported. 

"All the review petitions along with all pending applications will be heard in Open Court on 22nd January, 2019 before the appropriate Bench.
We make it clear that there is no stay of the judgement and order of this Court dated 28th September, 2018 passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No.373 of 2006 (Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. Vs.The State of Kerala & Ors)," the order said.

There are around 50 petitions seeking review of the judgement.

On September 28, the Supreme Court of India pronounced its verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Temple.

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The Supreme Court today refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple, but agreed to hear in open court on January 22.