Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the pleas in the Sabarimala verdict to a 7-judge Constitutional bench. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that his government is committed to complying with the SC’s decision.
“We have already made it clear that the government is committed to complying by the apex court’s judgement no matter what it is. As of now, we are given to understand that the first verdict is still in place. But, there needs to be more clarity on this judgement. We need to understand the impact of this verdict and will seek legal opinions,” he told reporters.
The review petitions argued that the temple deity is a “Brahmachari” (celibate) and ” centuries-old beliefs” should not be disturbed by the entry of menstruating women worshippers.