Travancore Devaswom Board to challenge Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 19, 2018, 05.48 PM(IST)

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Meanwhile, the Central Friday issued an advisory to the south Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the wake of the ongoing protests against the Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict. 

Travancore Devaswom Board on Friday announced its decision to move against the Supreme Court's verdict on Sabarimala. "We have decided to appeal against the Supreme Court verdict that allowed women of all age groups to enter Sabarimala Temple," A Padmakumar, President of Travancore Devaswom Board told media on Friday. 

Meanwhile, the Central Friday issued an advisory to the south Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the wake of the ongoing protests against the Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict. 

The government asked the three states to tighten security and monitor any "adverse" online messages or social media content on the row. 

"All necessary precautionary measures may be taken to maintain law and order and appropriate security arrangements may be made to prevent any untoward incident," the advisory, sent by the internal security division of the home ministry, said.

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Also, the Congress in Kerala alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was responsible for the present tense situation at Lord Ayappa temple in Sabarimala.

Attacking Vijayan, who is in UAE, Kerala PCC president Mullapally Ramachandran said, "Vijayan is like the Roman emperor Nero who fiddled while Rome burned."

"The chief minister is holidaying in the Gulf along with his family... He has failed to perform like a vigilant administrator," he said.

Ramachandran asked the state government to find a solution to the crisis in Sabarimala or else there would be "a disaster."

(With inputs from agencies