The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week the plea of a Kerala woman who was allegedly prevented from visiting the Sabarimala temple. She was stopped despite the apex court's verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine.
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde considered the submission of Bindu Ammini. She was attacked outside the office of the police commissioner for her bid to visit the hilltop shrine at Sabarimala. Another woman, Fathima, had approached the apex court with a similar plea yesterday.
A five-judge Constitution bench, by a majority of 4:1 in its verdict delivered in September last year, had allowed girls and women of all age groups to visit the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala. The bench had said that discrimination on physiological grounds was violative of fundamental rights like the Right to Equality. (AIR NEWS)