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Bench reserves orders on Sabarimala review petitions

  • 07/02/2019
  • A total of 65 petitions challenged the authority of the court to intervene in a centuries-old belief that the Sabarimala deity is a ‘Naishtika Brahmachari’, whose penance should not be disturbed by the entry of women worshippers of the menstruating age of 10-50.
  • Senior advocate Indira Jaising, representing Bindu and Kanakadurga, who fought the odds to enter the temple premises, said it was the fundamental duty of citizens under Article 51A (h) of the Constitution to “develop scientific temper, humanism, spirit of enquiry and reform.