Thiruvananthapuram: While the anti-Hindu camp and certain women activists were planning to repeat last year’s women-entry issue, the government of Kerala has clarified that it will not give any assistance to those who try to violate the traditions of Sabarimala.
The communist government seems to realize that taking a stand against the Ayyappa devotees would alienate the party from the common man. Yesterday, the Law Minister of Kerala, A. K. Balan, said that the state will not provide any assistance to women between the ages of 10 and 50 who try to enter the holy shrine.
Today, the Kerala Devaswom Minister, Kadakampally Surendran, also stressed that the government will not encourage activists like Trupti Desai to enter Sabarimala temple and violate the ancient traditions.
Kadakampally Surendran said, “It is only proper to maintain the status quo at the temple. The government stands for peace.”
Bhoomata Brigade leader Trupti Desai had earlier announced of her intention to visit Sabariamala on the first day of the pilgrimage.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court’s 5-judge constitutional bench announced that the review pleas on the apex court’s 28 September, 2018, verdict will be referred to a 7-judge bench. The ruling passed by 3:2 majority, said that the right to worship of an individual cannot outweigh the religious rights of a group.