No decision on Sabarimala Temple Entry for women, referred to constitution bench

Sabarimala temple case Supreme Court refers matter to Constitution bench

Talking to reporters in Aluva, Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran has said that he heartily welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling referring a five-member Constitution Bench to consider the petition relating to entry of women in Sabarimala.

The Constitution Bench will deal with questions whether this practice amounted to discrimination against the women. The observation is in response to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the ban on women's entry into the temple.

The petition was filed by the Indian Young Lawyers Association, challenging the custom of the temple to bar entry of women in the 10-50 age bracket (of menstruating age).The custom had been termed as "discriminatory" in their petition. In all other Ayyappa temples in Kerala, other parts of the country and overseas, women are allowed entry without any discrimination.

The management of the temple had stated that ban on entry of women was because they can not maintain "purity" on account of menstruation.

Another women's rights activist is also hoping that the SC rules in the favour of the women as India is a secular country.

Sabarimala, one of Kerala's most renowned temples which has Lord Ayappa as the presiding deity, does not allow menstruating women to enter the temple. It said that this can not be done under the Constitution. You can not refuse entry to a woman who comes there.

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The question that has been raised is: Does this ban on admission to the temple, on the basis of medical reasons of the woman violate the rights of equality?

He asserted in court that Sabarimala was not a separate religious denomination because there were no distinct religious practices followed in the temple and that temple was performing all pujas akin to any other practice performed in any Hindu Temple.

The larger Bench will choose whether the restriction on ladies to enter the sanctuary qualifies as a "essential religious practice" of the Hindu faith over which the summit court has no ward.

Questioning the age-old custom, the Supreme Court in July had said, "A temple is a public religious place and can not refuse entry to a woman".

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