Supreme Court refuses to hear plea challenging Sabarimala verdict

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Oct 09, 2018, 11.32 AM(IST)

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According to reports, the apex court noted, "review petitions to come up for hearing in due course."

The Supreme Court bench, headed by newly-appointed CJI Ranjan Gogoi, on Tuesday, refused urgent hearing on a review petition challenging the top court's verdict on the Sabarimala temple issue, news agency ANI reported. 

According to reports, the apex court noted, "review petitions to come up for hearing in due course."

National Ayyappa Devotee association on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging its verdict to allow entry of women into the Ayyappa temple in Kerala, news agency ANI reported.

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The plea, filed by Shylaja Vijayan, president of National Ayyappa Devotees Association, said the September 28 judgment which had allowed entry of women of all ages in the hill-top shrine is "absolutely untenable and irrational, if not perverse".

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Women of menstruating age, ageing 10 and 50, were barred from entering the Sabarimala Temple by its officials, who argued that the temple deity, Lord Ayyappa, had taken a vow of celibacy.

On September 28, a five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled that banning women's entry into the temple is gender discrimination and violates the rights of Hindu women.

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Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday stated that "the RSS is trying to create a law and order situation in the state taking advantage of this verdict. Government is bound to implement the Supreme Court verdict: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Sabarimala Temple verdict."

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