New Delhi: The Supreme Court in a crucial verdict today allowed permission for women of all ages to enter in Sabarimala. Chief Justice Dipak Misra said in the verdict that devotion cannot be subjected to gender discrimination.”Lord Ayappa is not a separate denomination,” said Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. “Religion is for one dignity with identity. Right to practice religion available to men and women,” he added.
In the five judge member bench,Justice Indu Malhotra,the only woman member, has a different opinion.The verdict is produced after hearing the case for eight days. The court observed that India is a country that worship woman as Goddess.Equality should be there in belief.Devotion cannot be banned on the basis of gender.
Devaswom Board, N S S, Panthalam Royal family, People for Dharma, Ready to Wait, Amicus curiae Ramamurthy are those who stand for the ban of woman between 10 to 50 age group.