SC Refers Sabarimala Temple All-Women Entry To A Larger Seven-Judge Bench
Supreme Court decided that the decision to review to end ban on women between 10 and 50 entering Sabarimala Temple in Kerala should be taken-up by a larger seven-judge bench. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi related the question of women of all ages entering into Sabarimala Temple to issue of Muslim and Parsi women and female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community.
What was Sabarimala Temple ban?
The apex court with a majority of 4:1 ended the centuries-old ban on women of mensural age – 10-50 – from entering the famous Ayyappa shrine last year. The SC called the religious practice of prohibiting women from 10-50 years of age as “illegal and unconstitutional”. It upheld the constitutional right of evert individual to practice their faith.
What is present status of Sabarimala Temple ban?
The court didn’t put hold on its earlier order hence there’s no ban on women of all ages entering Sabarimala Temple. The matter is only referred to a larger bench for decision.
What is the status of Sabarimala Temple ban?
Two women tried to enter the temple but were vehemently opposed by the society and political parties. It is what made people request the apex court to reconsider its decision.