Sabarimala protests: High Court takes suo motu cognisance of violence at temple

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of the violence that broke out at the Sabarimala temple earlier in November against the entry of women to the shrine, Live Law reported. The temple was opened on November 5 for rituals for the second time since the Supreme Court, in September, passed an [...]

Sabarimala: State is bound to protect the rights of women pilgrims, Kerala government told High Court

KOCHI: The state government on Monday informed the Kerala High Court that it was bound to protect the fundamental right of women devotees aged between 10 to 50 years to offer prayers at Sabarimala Temple. The state also made it clear that the government never interfered with respect to religious and rituals of the temple [...]

Evaded Tax Cannot Be Estimated In Penalty Proceedings : Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

A division bench of Kerala High Court comprising of Justices K Vinod Chandran and Ashok Menon held in State of Kerala v. JoemonRajan that intelligence officers cannot attempt to quantify taxable turnover likely to be evaded by making estimation for the purpose of invoking the provision for penalty. In the aforesaid case, the respondents were [...]

Sabarimala Is A ‘Secular Temple’, Can’t Restrict Entry Of Non-Hindus: Kerala Govt Tells HC [Read Affidavit]

“Several Christians and Muslims are devotees of Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple and conduct pilgrimage at Sabarimala every year.” Opposing the plea seeking prohibition of entry of non-Hindus in Sabarimala temple, the Kerala Government has stated before the Kerala High Court that Sabarimala is a secular temple and entry of devotees cannot be restricted on the ground [...]

Widow to move Kerala High Court against police officer – The Sentinel

Thiruvananthapuram: With a senior Kerala Police officer charged with murder eluding arrest, the victim’s widow said on Sunday that she will move the High Court on Monday seeking a CBI or a court-monitored probe into the case. B. Harikumar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police at Neyattinkara on the outskirts of the state capital, has eluded [...]

Kerala MLA’s disqualification: High Court verdict gives CPI(M) a chance to win back its stronghold

The Kerala High Court’s decision on Friday to disqualify Indian Union Muslim League legislator KM Shaji for six years has come as a shot in the arm for the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist). The Indian Union Muslim League is a partner in the Congress-led United Democratic Front, the main Opposition in the state. [...]

Sabarimala: Kerala High Court rejects plea demanding Devaswom Board seek review of SC verdict

The Kerala High Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking to direct the Travancore Devaswom Board to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the top court’s judgement allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple, Live Law reported. Petitioner MK Gopinath argued that the board, which runs the hilltop shrine, [...]

Kerala MLA KM Shaji Disqualified By HC For ‘Using Religion’ To Win 2016 Assembly Polls

KOCHI — The Kerala High Court on Friday disqualified KM Shaji, an Indian Union Muslim League MLA, on a plea claiming that he used religion to win the Assembly polls in 2016. Shaji, who had won the elections from Azhikode Assembly constituency in 2016, has been disqualified for six years. Justice PD Rajan directed the [...]

Sabarimala row: Kerala High Court rejects bail plea of arrested protester

The Kerala High Court on Thursday rejected a bail plea of a protester arrested for attempting to prevent women from entering the Sabarimala temple, saying it was against the Supreme Court ruling. In addition, the Kerala court further dismissed a petition filed by Prayar Gopalakrishnan, the former Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president,  seeking removal of [...]

Protests in Sabarimala not acceptable: Kerala HC

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