Supreme Court reserves verdict on Sabarimala review pleas

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved verdict on a batch of petitions seeking review of its September 28, 2018, judgment that allowed women of all age groups to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

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.

The apex court was seized of as many as 64 petitions including review plea.

During the hearing, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which runs the historic Sabarimala temple in Kerala, took a U-turn in the top court by supporting its verdict which had allowed women of all age groups to enter the shrine.

The Board, which also comprise the state government nominees, told the Constitution Bench that it is high time that a particular class not be discriminated on the ground of “biological attributes”.