Kerala Government Calls All-Party Meet on Thursday on Sabarimala Issue

New Delhi: The Kerala government on Tuesday convened an all-party meeting on November 15 to discuss various issues relating to the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, which witnessed protests following the Supreme Court decision to permit the entry of women of all ages into the shrine. The decision to call the meeting came on a day [...]

Kerala government faces major challenge as Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins on November 16

Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF) government is in a major trap as the Supreme Court has decided to hear review petitions on the entry of menstruating women into the Sabarimala temple in open court from January 22. The verdict of the Constitution bench, issued on November 13, put the government in a fix as the [...]

Sabarimala Violence : Kerala HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Special Commissioner’s Report

The High Court of Kerala has taken suo moto case on violence which took place at Sabarimala on November 5, when the temple opened for ‘Chithira Aatta Vishesham’. The Special Bench for Devaswom matters comprising Justices P R Ramachandra Menon and N Anilkumar took cognizance on the basis of the report filed by Special Commissioner M. Manoj, [...]

Sabarimala row: Kerala CM says government will continue to implement Supreme Court order

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said his government will continue to implement the Supreme Court’s order to allow women into the Sabarimala temple after the top court agreed to hear petitions against its own verdict, News18 reported. Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court said it will hear in open court a batch of [...]

Kerala High Court sets strong deterrent, rejects bail to accused in Sabarimala protests

“The protests at Sabarimala are not acceptable as it is against the verdict of the Supreme Court,” the Kerala High Court said, while rejecting the bail plea of one lawyer Govindh Madhusoodhanan on Thursday. “If the bail application is considered, it will send wrong signals and similar incidents will recur again,” the court said, thus [...]

Sabarimala A Secular Temple, Says Left Government in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Sabarimala is a secular temple and the entry of the devotees to the shrine cannot be restricted on the grounds of religion or caste, the Kerala government has said. Opposing a petition filed by BJP leader TG Mohandas in Kerala High Court that had sought a ban on non-Hindus entering the hill shrine, [...]

Kerala government opposes plea to restrain non-hindus, non-idol worshippers in Sabarimala

KOCHI: The Kerala government on Monday strongly opposed a plea by a BJP functionary, seeking to restrain non-Hindus and non-idol worshippers inside the Sabarimala temple, saying the hill shrine was a “secular temple” where devotees of all faiths visit for offering prayers. In its preliminary objection filed in the court against BJP functionary T G [...]

Kevin murder case an ‘honour killing’: Kerala court says trial to finish …

Nearly six months after Kevin P Joseph, a newly-wed was abducted and then allegedly murdered by his wife’s family, the Kottayam Additional Jilla Sessions Court has observed that it is a case of honour killing. The court has also ordered that the trial should finish in six months.    According to reports, the Special Public [...]

Sabarimala a ‘Secular Temple’, Can’t Restrict Entry of Non-Hindus: Kerala Govt to High Court

Kochi: The Kerala government on Monday strongly opposed a plea by a BJP functionary, seeking to restrain non-Hindus and non-idol worshippers inside the Sabarimala temple, saying the hill shrine was a “secular temple” where devotees of all faiths visit for offering prayers. In its preliminary objection filed in the court against BJP functionary T G [...]

Supreme Court to hear 42 review petitions on Sabarimala verdict tomorrow

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear 42 petitions seeking a review of the earlier verdict that allowed women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has listed all review petitions for hearing at 3 pm tomorrow. The Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala has triggered massive protests by Hindu organisations [...]

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