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SC directs Kerala govt. to give security to women who entered Sabarimala

The Kerala government in its defense said the court that it has already provided security to the two women and added that ever since the Constitution Bench judgment of September 2018 lifted the ban, 51 women have already entered the temple shrine.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 18 Jan 2019 9:06 AM GMT

SC directs Kerala govt. to give security to women who entered Sabarimala
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday has ordered Kerala government to provide protection to two women — Kanakdurga and Bindu, who trekked Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple earlier this month, after SC lifted the centuries old ban on the entry of women between age groups of 10 to 50, entering the Sabarimala temple.

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A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari directed protection be provided to Kanaka Durga and Bindu Ammini, even as it refused to tag their petition with the batch of review petitions that were likely to be taken up for hearing on January 22.

"Beyond that we don't deem it necessary to go into any in other issue," Chief Justice Gogoi said.

The Kerala government in its defense said the court that it has already provided security to the two women and added that ever since the Constitution Bench judgment of September 2018 lifted the ban, 51 women have already entered the temple shrine.

"You are responsible for their life and security. If you care doing without our order, continue doing it," CJI Gogoi told senior counsel Vijay Hansaria who appeared for Kerala.

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On January 2,2019, Bindu Ammini(42), and Kanakadurga (44), defying the centuries-old-customs, reached the hill top at 3:30 am and offered their prayers there, later, the news of two women entering temple spread like a jungle fire, triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state.

Later, the two women claimed to be facing threat to their lives after entering Sabarimala temple and asked the top court for round-the-clock security for themselves.

It is to be mentioned that last year in September, a five-judge constitution bench headed by the then Chief Justice Dipak Misra and other judges, threw open the temple doors for women of all ages challenging the centuries-old prohibition on women entry in Sabarimala temple.

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