Will not submit review petition, we'll ensure facilities to devotees: CM Vijayan on Sabarimala

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 16, 2018, 12.47 PM(IST)

File photo of Kerala's Sabarimala temple. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Sabarimala Temple, opening on October 17 evening, would be closed on October 22 after the five-day monthly pooja of Malayalam month of ' Thulam '.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday stated that his government will ensure facilities to devotees who are going to Sabarimala Temple to offer prayers and that no one will be allowed to "take law and order in their hands."  

"We will not allow anyone to take law and order in their hands. The government will ensure facilities to devotees to go to Sabarimala Temple and offer prayers."

CM Vijayan added that his government "will not submit a review petition." "We've said in court that we'll implement the order," he added. 

Thousands of BJP activists on Monday marched to the secretariat in Kerala to protest the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all age groups entry into the Sabarimala shrine.

The Sabarimala Temple, opening on October 17 evening, would be closed on October 22 after the five-day monthly pooja of Malayalam month of 'Thulam'.

Kerala has been witnessing a series of agitations by various devotee groups and Hindu outfits for some days demanding that the sanctity of the temple rituals be protected.

On September 28, a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by the then chief justice Dipak Misra, lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine.