Sabarimala women entry: Kollam MP Premachandran to present private bill in LS on Friday

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Member of Parliament, representing Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala will move a private bill in the Lok Sabha against the women entry in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple on Friday.

 

Kollam MP N K Premachandran has sought permission to bring private bill against Sabarimala young women entry. This would be the first bill presented in 17th Lok Sabha.

The bill seeks to bypass the landmark judgment made by the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on September 28, 2018.

On September 28, the five-judge bench headed by former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra lifted the entry ban on women in the temple, saying the centuries-old custom at the shrine was not an essential religious practice and “the attribute of devotion to divinity cannot be subjected to the rigidity and stereotypes of gender”.

Though several review petitions were filed against the SC order, the apex court is yet to pronounce its judgment on them.

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