Sabarimala review plea: Supreme Court to take a call on Tuesday

The Supreme Court will decide on Tuesday as to when the petitions seeking recall of a Constitution Bench verdict permitting women in the age group of 10 to 50 years entry into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, will be listed for hearing.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul considered the submission of petition by lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara.

There are 19 petitions before the supreme court seeking the recall of the verdict that had junked the centuries old practice prohibiting the entry of menstruating age women.

Earlier this month National Association of Aayappa Devotees sought an early hearing of their review pleas.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Misra had held that women of all age groups should be allowed entry in Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple by a majority verdict of 4:1.

Despite the Supreme Court’s verdict, no woman was able to enter the shrine since it opened earlier last week.

In the last five days, many women in the 10-50 age groups were reportedly stopped by protesters from reaching the temple.