The Supreme Court has stated according to media reports that they will consider tomorrow when it can take up the hearing the fresh petitions (writ and review) in regard to the entry of women in the age group 10-50 in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. There are 19 review petitions pending before the Supreme Court in connection with the Sabarimala temple.
Today will be the last chance for women bellow 50 years of age to make history by walking it though the doors of the Sabarimala temple since the temple opened on Wednesday for the the first time after the top court’s ruling.
The Ayyappa shrine, which was scheduled to be open for 5 days, will shut tonight at 10 pm. So far, 9 women in the ‘banned’ age group have attempted the trek to the hilltop temple and have met with angry protesters forcing them to return. In the latest case, a woman yesterday suffered from a panic attack and had to be taken to a hospital near Sabarimala after masses of protesters surrounded and heckled her. Police officials today informed media in the shrine and in the Pamba camp to vacate the area as police had inputs of a targeted attack being planned on the media.