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Kerala HC allows 9-year-old girl to accompany her father to Sabarimala temple for darshan

The ruling was issued in response to a petition filed by the little daughter, who is nine years old, asking permission to accompany her father to Sabarimala on August 23.
 

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Kerala, First Published Aug 17, 2021, 3:15 PM IST
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The Kerala High Court granted permission for a young girl to accompany her father to Sabarimala for 'darshan' on Tuesday. The court allowed access to a similar ruling issued by it in April of this year and a state government directive issued on August 4, which states that children can follow vaccinated people in any activities they engage in.

The ruling was issued in response to a petition filed by the little daughter, who is nine years old, asking permission to accompany her father to Sabarimala on August 23.
The minor's counsel stated that she desires to visit Sabarimala before the age of ten, as she will not attend the shrine for the next four decades. After hearing the case, the high court said that they considered the opinion that an interim order allowing the petitioner to accompany her father to Sabarimala for darshan on August 23 could be given.

In other news, the Lord Ayyappa temple reopened on Sunday for an eight-day celebration of Niraputhari and Onam. Melsanthi Jayaraj Potti, in the presence of Thantri Mahesh Mohanaru, inaugurated the sreekovil at 5.30 pm. As part of the temple's continuous tradition, no rites were done in the evening. As part of the current COVID scenario, restrictions on the admission of devotees for darshan remained in place.

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