Supreme Court to hear review petitions challenging Sabarimala verdict on November 13

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would hear the review petitions challenging its Sabarimala verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the temple on November 13.

This comes after a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul on Monday stated that they will hear the Sabarimala case and decide on whether the petition for review will be listed or not for hearing. Nearly 19 petitions have been filed before the supreme court seeking the recall of the verdict that had junked the centuries old practice prohibiting the entry of menstruating age women.

On September 28, the historic verdict which was delivered by a Constitution Bench led by former CJI Dipak Misra, allowed the entry of women across all ages in the Kerala shrine.

A five-judge Bench had junked the age-old tradition by a majority verdict of 4:1 and had said that women of all age groups should be allowed entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple.

Despite the Supreme Court’s verdict, no woman in the 10-50 age groups were able to enter the Sabarimala Temple since it opened earlier last week.