No urgency of Sabarimala review petition, SC rejects urgent hearing

New Delhi, Oct 9, News24 Bureau: There will be no urgent hearing of Sabarimala review petition, the Supreme Court has made it clear. 

The Supreme Court has today declined urgent hearing on a plea seeking review of its verdict allowing women of all age groups entry into the Sabarimala Temple.   A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph had considered the submission of Shylaja Vijayan, president, National Ayyappa Devotees Association through Mathews J Nedumpara, which contended that the five-judge Constitution bench verdict lifting the ban was "absolutely untenable and irrational". A five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, had in its 4:1 verdict, said banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and that the practice violates rights of Hindu women. This simply means that women between the age group of 10-50, who were not allowed to enter the temple can now enter the temple.