Sabarimala Row – ‘Will stick to SC Verdict’, said CM Vijayan in all-party meet

Must Read

Howdy, Modi! : World media reactions on Modi-Trump’ grand Houston Event address

New Delhi, Sep 23: United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Sunday shared...

Howdy Modi : Modi-Trump mark history in US-India relationship with great show at Houston

Houston, Sep 22:  Modi, delivering his speech at the historic event, talks about the development underwent over five years...

ECI announces dates of Maharashtra & Haryana elections; Single Phase Election on October 21; Result on 24th

Election Commission of India has announced the dates of much-awaited state elections. According to the Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil...
talharashid
Part-time Traveler| Full-time Political Enthusiast | Foodie | Strong Believer of Freedom of Speech and Expressions!

“Addressing the media, the Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the government will put constitutional rights in pedestal upon faith and religion.”

The all-party meeting organized by the Kerela Government, to discuss the issue of the Sabarimala on Thursday, fell through as the CM Pinarayi Vijayan made it clear that the government will carry forward the higher court verdict of allowing women of all ages in the temple. ‘We will not dilute the SC verdict in any way, the court has made it clear that the individuals’ beliefs are not more than the constitutional right of an individual. We are a democratic state with the rule of law in place’ said CM Vijayan in a press conference held after an all-party meeting in Kerela Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Government has no option but to follow the SC verdict’ added him. The CM has also said to discussion with other stakeholders in order to implement allow entry of women in the temple.

He further suggested allotting specific days and dates for women to enter the shrine. ‘In the meanwhile devotees who want to go can go ahead with their plans. We are looking to make a settlement with all stakeholders. By settlement, I don’t mean blocking women. There are specific days in which women are allowed, so we can discuss if that is possible,” he added.

Responding to the accusation of Ramesh Chennithala of dealing the issue with an ulterior motive, the CM said the government would do what the Supreme Court has ordered.

The Supreme Court said that there is no stay on the September 28 verdict, which allowed women into Sabarimala; this means that women of all ages have the right to come. So we cannot restrict this. Tomorrow, if they change this, we will go by their orders, even if we differ in our opinion,” he said. The CM has also appealed to main peace and tranquility at the temple.

On the other hand, Supreme court on Tuesday said it would hear the 49 review petitions filed against the entry of women in Sabarimala verdict on January 22, next year. However, the bench made it clear that there is no stay on the September 28th verdict, that allows the entry of women of all ages in the temple.

BJP attacks CM Vijayan

While the Opposition Leader, Ramesh Chennithala and BJP’s state President Shridharan Pillai shares dissatisfaction after an all-party meet, and said the government should halt the entry of women till the review petition is heard.  Ramesh Chennithala said, “We had put forward two propositions to the government – to seek more time until the review petitions are heard and not to implement the verdict until then. The government, however, rejected our suggestions in all-party meet.

The government is standing firm in its stance and is not ready to no compromise. It was a good opportunity to restore peace at Sabarimala. We thought he will change his stance at the meeting. But since the government has not considered our suggestions, we staged a walkout.”

Interestingly, the CM Vijayan, at the press conference after the all-party meeting said, “Soon after the discussions, I told the members that the meeting was over. Ramesh Chennithala, however, approached me and said that he and his party were staging a walkout.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

CBI files fresh Chargesheet against Talwar, others

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed a fresh chargesheet in the illicit...

Rajeev Kumar eludes CBI again, files anticipatory bail plea

Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar on Monday failed to appear before the CBI in connection with the investigation into the...

Barca coach under lens after Granada loss: Reports

Barcelona, Sep 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is under pressure to keep his job in the aftermath of the team's harrowing defeat...

Milind Deora praises ‘Howdy Modi’, PM says thanks

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Congress leader Milind Deora here on Monday triggered speculations by praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Howdy Modi' address as...

World not doing enough on climate change, warns Modi (3rd Lead)

By Arul LouisNw York, Sep 23 (IANS) Warning that world is not doing to fight climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This