Kerala Brahmana Sabha moves Supreme Court for Sabarimala verdict review

DN Bureau

The All-Kerala Brahmins Association has approached the Supreme Court seeking review of the verdict that allowed entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala Temple.

Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

New Delhi: The All-Kerala Brahmins Association has approached the Supreme Court seeking review of the verdict that allowed entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala Temple. The association is also known as Kerala Brahmana Sabha.

The petition said that the judgement of the Constitution bench passed on September 28, suffers from several errors that have resulted in a "grave miscarriage of justice" in so far as the actual devotees of Lord Ayyappa are concerned.

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The petition, filed through advocate Sanand Ramakrishnan, stated that overwhelmingly large section of women worshippers including the review petitioners are supporting the custom of prohibiting the entry of women between the age group of 10 and 50 years at the temple.

The association stated in the review petition that the court ought not to have taken a broad-brush approach in a matter which impacts millions of devotees of Lord Ayyappa.

Sabrimala Temple 

"In applying the broad-brush approach, the court has completely ignored the diverse practices, traditions and schools which exist within the Hindu faith," read the review plea.

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The petition in which the judgement had come was filed on the basis of news article which lacked historical basis and displayed a poor understanding of the temple practices in so far as it sought to link the restriction on entry of women belonging to a certain age group with the issue of gender discrimination, stated the review plea. 

On September 28, the Constitution bench of the apex court had allowed entry of women between 10 and 50 (in their reproductive phase) years of age to enter into the temple. Before the judgement, women aged 10 to 50 years of age were not allowed to visit the temple as per 'traditions'. (ANI)

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