New Delhi: The Ayyappa Temple Association has filed a review petition, on Monday, in the Supreme Court against the court’s decision which had allowed women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala Ayappa temple in Kerala.
Recently, the Supreme Court, ending the 800-year-old tradition, allowed women of all ages to enter the temple of Lord Ayyappa. A bench of the Supreme Court declared the practice of barring women of menstruating age from entering the temple as illegal.
The Kerala government has said that it respected the court’s decision on the admission of women in the Sabarimala temple and will not file a review petition on the court’s decision. State chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that his “government will take care of the women devotees facilities going to Sabarimala and will ensure their safety.”
The chief priest of the Sabarimala temple, Thantri Kandaru Mohanroo, decided not to participate in the meeting convened by the chief minister of Kerala on this issue. He said, “We will decide on the future course of action after knowing the results of the review petition. Otherwise, there is no point in discussing with the government.”