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Ravishankar K Prasad | HENB | New Delhi | Nov 13, 2018:: Amidst the worldwide protest and uproar to “Keep Sabarimala Tradition”, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter.
The review petitions against the September 28 verdict were taken up ‘in-chamber’ by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
“All the Review Petitions along with all pending applications will be heard in Open Court on 22nd January, 2019 before the appropriate Bench. We make it clear that there is no stay of the judgment and order of this Court dated 28th September, 2018 passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No.373 of 2006 (Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. vs. The State of Kerala & Ors),” the order said.
In the in-chamber proceedings, the judges examine the review petitions by circulation and lawyers are not present.
There are around 48 petitions seeking review of the judgement.
Earlier in the day, the top court had made it clear that fresh pleas related to the Sabarimala temple will be heard only after it decides the earlier petitions seeking review of the judgment allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine in Kerala.
The bench stated this while hearing the three fresh petitions filed by G Vijaya Kumar, S Jaya Rajkumar and Shailaja Vijayan challenging its September 28 verdict.
On September 28, a five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Temple saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination.
The top court had on October 9 declined an urgent hearing on the review plea filed by an association which had contended that the five-judge Constitution bench’s verdict lifting the ban was “absolutely untenable and irrational”.
A plea filed by the National Ayyappa Devotees Association (NADA), which has sought review of the verdict, had said: “The notion that the judgment under review is revolutionary, one which removes the stigma or the concept of dirt or pollution associated with menstruation, is unfounded.
As a matter of fact the Ayyappa devotees have nullified the SC verdict on Sabarimala given on Sept 28 through a massive mass movement and stopped the perpetrators who tried to send women of 10-50 yrs to Sabarimala with a malafide intention.
Though, stand of the anti-Hindu LDF Govt in Kerala led by CPIM is quiet unclear to face the challenges of the review petitions, Hindus of Kerala and all over the world and the Malayalam devotees of Lord Ayyappa are greatly united to pull down the obstinate systems causing vilification of Hindu rituals and traditions in Sabarimala.
The prominent Hindu interlocutor and Hindu Existence Website Editor, Upananda Brahmachari expressed his anguish for the orchestrated system of Indian Polity and Judiciary which cause step-motherly behavior to the Hindus of the country in relation with their Dharmik Rights and even in the Rights of Equality.
“The Hindus of Bharat always keep their faith in Constitution and the Judicial system. But, Hindus have been deprived in many occasions in the arena of Judiciary with the misuse of Indian Constitution. It must not be repeated in the Sabarimala Cases when reviewed. The Sabarimala Tradition must be restored giving due regards to the demand of the Ayyappa devotees and not giving any importance to the non-believers like Indian Young Lawyers Association who challenged the Traditions prevailing in Sabarimala. Supreme Court of India must stick to its motto, Yato DharmoStato Jaya- यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः i.e. Where is Dharma, there is Victory. So, Supreme Court must rely the people with Dharma, not the people who oppose Dharma,” Brahmachari told HENB.
__with inputs of PTI through TOI.