The Supreme Court of India has finally reserved a new verdict on the much anticipated Sabarimala temple issue. It has reversed its earlier decision of banning the female worshippers of menstruating age to enter the temple. The new verdict allows entry of women of all ages ditching the centuries-old ban.
For the uninitiated, the temple located in Kerala in India had stringent rules stating women in their reproductive phase are not permissible to get entry inside the temple. The rule came into the spotlight in September last year, when thousands of devotees blocked the women to enter the site. According to the sources, they even threatened the activists women and injured them with stones. Damage of property at a large scale was also reported by the victims.
Since then, Sabarimala temple had become a direct site of tension creating rage amongst the mass of not only Kerala but also throughout India. Considering the petition made by a batch seeking review of the last trial, the judges came to this conclusion.
According to the sources, a whopping 65 legitimate petitions were addressed by the judges. Alongside, the decision panel also took account of the pleas of two major advocates who fought all the odds to get the justice. The women said that it was the fundamental duty under Article 51A (h) to foster humanism, scientific temper, and sense of enquiry and reform.
Taking account of all such facts, the Supreme Court of India has finally rolled out the much-needed new verdict. Omitting the biological attribution, the court validated the entry of women in the temple premise displaying the rights to equality of worship.