The long awaited decision of the Supreme Court on the women’s entry into the Sabarimala Temple of Kerala finally came about.
The top court decided on opening of the gates of the temple in Kerala for women of all ages.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.
The court ruled that denying the women in the age group of 10-50 an entry into the Sabarimala temple is violative of fundamental rights as has been guaranteed by the constitution of India.
Chief Justice Dipak Misra reading out the judgment also on behalf of Justice AM Khanwilkar, said that subversion of women’s rights under the garb of physiological phenomenon cannot be allowed.
However, Justice Indu Malhotra, who was the only woman judge in the five-judges bench, gave a dissenting judgment.>