Hindu organisations organise marches across Kerala to express their disappointment over Sabarimala Verdict
Several prominent Hindu organisations have organised marches across the South Indian state of Kerala to express their deep disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict, which upholds the right of women of all ages to worship in the place of worship of their choice –thereby, indirectly allows women of all ages to enter and worship in the Sabarimala, the hill temple which restricts the entry of those women aged between ten and fifty as the part of a tradition that has been following since time immemorial.
Notably, the majority of the participants who have come forward to express their disappointment publically and to take part in the marches are women.
A Hindu leader claims that the presence of women in large numbers in the marches organised to express the disappointment proves that the real woman devotees are against the verdict which has been secured, in the name of women, projecting her as the victim of the tradition, which, as per the petitioner who approached the top court, discriminates women on the basis of the biological factor of menstruation cycle.
Today, the governing body of the temple will meet to discuss whether the body should approach the top court with a review petition.
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Vignesh. S. G
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