CJI Ranjan Gogoi, reading the verdict on behalf of himself and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, said the larger bench will decide all such religious issues relating to Sabarimala, entry of women in mosques and practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community.
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The temple is being opened for the three-month-long annual pilgrimage on November 16.
The apex court will deliver its judgement on as many as 65 petitions -- including 56 review petitions and four fresh writ petitions and five transfer pleas -- which were filed after its verdict sparked violent protests in Kerala.
NK Premachandran, an MP from Kerala, introduced a Private Member's Bill in Parliament which sought to reverse the Supreme Court's order on Sabarimala. He says the BJP's response to his bill has exposed their 'double standards' over the issue.
Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala, alleged that BJP could do nothing to protect the traditions of Sabarimala, and said that only Congress ‘genuinely cares’ for the temple.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his campaign meetings had said invoking the name of Lord Ayyappa or Sabarimala in Kerala would land devotees in jail and described it as "utter lie" and "misleading."
With the poll dates being announced, Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena said "citing or invoking" religious propaganda on the "Sabarimala issue" would be a clear violation of the model code of conduct.
The BJP and right-wing outfits had spearheaded the agitations against implementation of the September 28 Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all age groups into the shrine.
The Sabarimala temple would be opened on Tuesday for five days till February 17 for the monthly pujas during the Malayalam month of Kumbam.
The apex court is hearing a batch of petitions seeking review of the verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala shrine.
Nearly four months after the SC verdict, Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, both aged below 50, entered the Lord Ayyappa temple to offer prayers.
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi heard submissions on behalf of parties including the Kerala government, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), Nair Service Society and others and said that it would pronounce its order as to whether to review the judgment or not.
"Sabarimala got the attention of the entire nation. The people of India have seen how the communist government was trying to disrespect the culture of Kerala," said the prime minister
Various events that had taken place in connection with the Sabarimala issue underlined the urgent need to carry forward the renaissance movement, the Governor said while detailing steps taken by the state government to ensure gender equality.
Kanaka Durga, who had been undergoing treatment at Calicut medical college after allegedly being attacked by her mother-in-law, was taken to the government shelter home at Perinthalmanna after her brother and husband declared that she won't be allowed to enter their houses.
The two-month period witnessed unprecedented protests over the entry of women of menstruating age into the temple.
Reshma Nishant and Shaneela Sajesh from Kannur had attempted to offer prayers at the temple on January 16 as well, but had to abandon their plans due to protests from devotees who spotted them.
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