Kerala likely to bring a new law to administer Sabarimla Temple
The Indian state of Kerala is likely to bring a separate law to administer the hill temple of Sabarimala Ayyappa, as per a latest report.
The new law, according to the report, will not only apply to the popular temple but also all temples that come under the Travancore Devaswom Board.
The state government recently shared its plan with the top court through its representative in the court.
It remains unclear what will be the content of the new law. A source says that the bill has nothing to do with the issue of women entry in the hill temple.
From what is known at this juncture, it can be assumed that the law will not touch the topic of women entry in the hill temple.
In the recent past, the state witnessed a serious protest against the state government’s attempt to forcibly implement the SC order which supports the entry of women of all ages into the temple as against the custom which restricts the entry of women aged between ten to fifty into the premises of the temple.
The state government’s action awarded huge political setback to the party which rules the government in the state in the recent General Election.
The new report has come at the time the CPI (M) aims to win back the lost trust of a section of people of the state with ground level programs developed to explain the stand of the party.
The state is going to witness a crucial assembly election within the timeframe of two years.
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