Sabarimala Row: Kerala Government Suggests 2 Days Exclusively For Women

Kerala government while standing in favour of the plea made by four women devotees to the Kerala high court, said that two days during the ongoing annual pilgrimage season could be set aside exclusively for young women to have darshan at Sabarimala.

In their plea, the four young women, including Reshma Nishant of Kannur, proposed setting aside two to three days exclusively to women of all ages “who are desirous to go to Sabarimala after ridding the shrine, its premises and nearby towns from the goons and henchmen”.

To this petition, HC said young women cannot be allowed to walk into trouble while a war is going on between two groups.

The bench led by Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy directed Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) to inform about infrastructure facilities and safety measures in place for women in the age group of 10 to 50 to visit Sabarimala. HC had asked TDB to file a statement within seven days.

HC has asked the state government to ensure order at Sabarimala as soon as possible and has warned protestors not to take the law into their hands.

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