The Supreme Court asked the Kerala government to file a draft to bring about a new law for Sabarimala Temple in four weeks and adjourned the matter to the 3rd week of January 2020
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 20) asked the Kerala government to bring about a new law for Sabarimala Temple matter in four weeks. A three-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana, BR Gavai and Subhash Reddy asked the state government to file a draft in four weeks and adjourned the matter to the 3rd week of January 2020.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Pandalam royal family seeking rotection of their rights. The royal family was one among the batch of petitioners who had challenged top court's September 28, 2018 judgment, which declared that women of all age groups could enter the shrine.
The Supreme Court on November 14 referred the Sabarimala case to a larger bench after reviewing petitions seeking a rethink of the apex court’s 2018 judgment that allowed women between the ages of 10 to 50 to enter the shrine. The top court also observed that the right to worship by an individual cannot outweigh the rights of a religious group.
The apex court verdict came on 65 petitions - including 56 review petitions, four fresh writ petitions, and five transfer pleas. The petitions challenged the authority of the court to intervene in a belief of the people.
With ANI inputs
Last Updated 20, Nov 2019, 3:11 PM