Devaswom Board says no pressure from Kerala govt to change Sabarimala stand, move to end discrimination based on 'biological attributes'
The Travancore Devaswom Board on Wednesday said its decision in the Supreme Court to back women's entry into the Ayyappa shrine at Sabariamala was not due to any pressure following the CPM-led LDF government's stand on the issue.
Sabarimala standoff: Kerala Police, group of women devotees face ire of protesters at Pamba; forced to return to Nilakkal
The Sabarimala foothills witnessed protests amid heavy police presence as hundreds of devotees blocked paths and chased away a group of 11 women of menstruating age being escorted to the hill shrine by the Kerala Police.
Sabarimala protests: 11 women who reached Pamba in bid to enter temple moved to Nilakkal; 30 more women headed to base camp
Protests have erupted yet again in Kerala's Sabarimala district as a group of 11 women devotees reached the Pamba base camp on Sunday morning in a bid to enter the Lord Ayyappa temple.
Pinarayi Vijayan claims RSS using Sabarimala issue to gain political mileage, accuses it of dividing people, police on communal lines
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of trying to make Sabarimala a place of violence for gaining political mileage out of it.
Sabarimala temple protests: CPI accuses BJP, RSS and Congress of indulging in 'double talk', playing 'dirty politics' over issue
CPI said both the BJP and the Congress were unnecessarily politicising the Sabarimala temple issue and exploiting the religious sentiments of the people.
Women's entry inside Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court says religious practices should conform to constitutional principles
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra referred to articles 25 and 26 (Freedom to practice religion) of the Constitution and said that a person can only be restrained on the grounds of "public health, public order and morality".
SC on Sabarimala women's entry: Judges say everyone should be allowed inside, no concept of 'private temple'
Women's entry inside Sabarimala temple should not be banned, the Supreme Court held. Justice DY Chandrachud said a women's right to pray was equal to a man's.
The order will not target any organisation but reportedly the move comes in the wake of complaints that the RSS was holding drills at the temple premises
It is good to hear that Sabarimala, the abode of Sri Ayyappa, is on Narendra Modi's sights. He should note the utter and deliberate neglect of a shrine by the state that collects money from Hindu pilgrims but does not spend on amenities