Temple entry for women : Gender Equality v/s Religious Freedom

Ready to wait till 50 to enter Sabarimala: Women’s group

  1. Who: A group claiming to represent women devotees of Kerala moved the SC
  2. What: The group sought to intervene in the pending litigation on Sabarimala temple entry rights for women aged between 10 and 50
  3. The application said: There was no prohibition on women’s entry in Sabarimala
  4. Women below 10 years and above 50 years were allowed to have the darshan of the deity
  5. According to the group some temples even celebrate the menstrual phase of women
  6. They cited the cases of Kamakhya temple in Assam and the Devi temple in Kerala’s Chenganoor

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