SC directs protection to two women who entered Sabarimala

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 02:15 EST

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed the Kerala government to provide security to two women who had entered Sabarimala shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari directed protection be provided to Kanaka Durga and Bindu Ammini even as it refused to tag their petition with the batch of review petitions that were likely to be taken up for hearing on January 22. Chief Justice Gogoi said, “Beyond that we don't deem it necessary to go into any in other issue.” The Kerala government told the court that it has already provided security to the two women and added that ever since the Constitution Bench judgment of September 2018 lifted the ban on the women between age groups of 10 to 50 entering the Sabarimala temple, 51 women have already entered the temple.

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