Thousands of women turned up in Kerala to oppose the Supreme Court’s verdict allowing entry of women at the Sabarimala Temple.
The women have been demanding that the apex court needs to review its decision allowing entry of women in the Sabarimala temple.
This comes as the apex court on September 27, had scrapped the age-old practice of not allowing women between the age group of 10-50 in the Sabarimala temple.
The women, however, raised slogans and demanded that the state and the central government should review the SC decision citing that it was against the rituals of the 800-year-old temple.
The activists demanded that the state government should file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court’s verdict taking into account the faith of those who believe in the tradition.
The women said that they stay away from the Sabarimala temple out of the devotion, respect and not because of patriarcal compulsions.
Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Monday held a meeting and discussed the requirement to increase facilities along the route leading to the temple.
This is evena as the political parties such as CPI-M, BJP state units have expressed their disappointment with the SC verdict.>