Added on : 2018-10-09 09:03:21
Sabarimala verdict of the Supreme Court has been challenged. Two petitions challenging the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages inside Kerala's Sabarimala temple was filed in the top court on Monday amid mounting protests in the state. Seeking a review of last month's judgment lifting the centuries-old ban, one of the petitioners said the verdict can't be a match for the voice of the people. The Nair Service Society, a body of Kerala's influential Nair community, also approached the court, challenging its verdict. The other petitioner, the president of the National Ayyappa Devotees Association, said those who had approached the Supreme Court for lifting the age restriction on women are not devotees of Lord Ayyappa, the temple's chief deity. In her petition, Shylaja Vijayan said the Supreme Court verdict affects the fundamental rights of millions of devotees of Ayyappa.