Sabarimala: SC to hear arguments on reference plea
Sabarimala: SC to hear arguments on reference plea [Social Justice]
The Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments for referring to a Constitution Bench a plea challenging the restriction on women aged between 10 and 50 years to enter the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
Bench will hear arguments on questions ranging from whether the right to equality — a fundamental right more affirmed for women under the Constitution — under Article 14 can be agitated to “interfere” with the Hindu tradition to whether a religious denomination centred around temple had the fundamental right to restrict women from entering it.
The apex court has the duty under the principle of parens patriae to protect the “desire and wishes” of the presiding deity, a nastik brahmachari.
The Supreme Court decision in this case would create ripples in the age-old practice and restrictions of other religions like Islam and Christianity.