‘Contempt of court’ petitions against head priest and others for blocking entry to women in Sabarimala temple
New Delhi: The Sabarimala row is refusing to subside. Two petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court for “contempt of court” against head priest of the famous Ayyappa temple and others for “blocking” the entry of women in the temple. Recently, the Supreme court had given a judgement that allowed entry of women in the temple.
The first petition has been filed against head priest (tantri) of the temple, Kandararu Rajeevaru, and the Pandalam palace chairman of trust/committee, P Ramavarma Raja, and second petition has been filed against Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai, BJP leader Muraleedharan Unnithan K, and actor Kollam Thulasi.
The hearing will be held on November 13.
The petition said, “There is clear case of scandalizing and lowering of authority of this honourable court by interfering and obstructing with the administration of justice by resisting the implementation of judgment of this honourable court.”
The Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, while supporting Supreme Court’s judgment, has assured strict action against people those prevent women from entering the temple.
Meanwhile, the Travancore Devaswom Board that manages the Lord Ayyappa temple is planning to file review petition in the court in the wake of protest and prevailing situation in Sabarimala.
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