Topic: Sabarimala issue
The bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17 is set to deliver four important judgments. The Supreme...
Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism KJ Alphons on Monday said that the situation at the hill-top shrine of Lord Ayyappa is worse than an emergency situation. A string of protests was witnessed in Kerala in October when the temple opened for the first time after the Supreme Court passed the order, allowing women of all age group to enter into the shrine. Earlier, the entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years was prohibited into the shrine.
Bindu, an embattled Dalit activist tried to go to Sabarimala soon after the Supreme Court verdict allowed women of all age groups to enter the hill shrine.
Pillai has been booked under Section 505 1(b) of the Indian Penal Code, which refers to comments that can cause fear or alarm in the public and disturb the peace after a complaint was filed by a journalist for his inflammatory speech.
In an audio clip, Pillai can be heard claiming that the chief priest of the Sabarimala Temple consulted him over closing the doors of the sanctum sanctorum if women tried to enter the shrine.