Thiruvanandapuram : Devaswom Board’s discussion on Sabarimala women entry postponed. Supreme Court will give second thoughts on its judgement, on the basis of the petitions filed, a final declaration will be done about considering the petitions will be on 13th November 2018. In this situation Devaswom Board finds it irrelevant to discuss on the happenings at Sabarimala, though lakhs of devotees both within and outside the temple protested.
Today’s conference of TDB did not discuss on women entry because the Supreme Court will consider the same on 13th November 2018. The board has enough time hence the board defends its action stating the matter is not urgent. The board shows its commitment to the devotees by holding to a prominent excuse : that the reports can be submitted as demanded by the court.
TDB cared to discuss about the master plan to be executed, for the betterment of Sabarimala infrastructure, to attract more tourists to the place. The board only refused to discuss the concerns which were highlighted by Panthalam royal family on their meeting with board on 15th of this month. The royal family in favor of the devotees had requested 8 requirements which includes, to file a petition for the revision of the Sabarimala Women entry. TDB as promised stands for the devotees but just in the opposite side did not even consider a single request of the royal family.
The board showed mercy with a statement that decisions will be made on the meeting to held on 19th of this month however the promise remained a promise as it was never considered. A Padmakumar, TDB President, offered a detailed report to be submitted to the Supreme Court, reflecting the situations in Sabarimala.
TDB ditched devotees by meeting with CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at AKG center before the TDB conference held on 19th October. The board was not influenced by the discussion with Kodiyeri however the earlier announcements of the Board supporting the devotees changed to the board can only back the state government.
Devaswom Board’s current actions accuse the Board being biased and misleading the devotees concerns by not being proactive to submit the petition.