Sabarimala issue, pending before the Kerala High
Court, to the Supreme Court.
The petitions filed in the Kerala High Court had
raised objections about the deployment of police forces and imposition of
Section 144 CrPC (Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance or
apprehended danger) to restrain agitators and grant safe passage to women
pilgrims at Sabarimala.
The Sabarimala temple is a Hindu temple in Kerala
dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. In recent months, the Sabarimala has witnessed
violent protests against 2018 Supreme Court judgement.
The Supreme Court had ruled that women,
irrespective of age, can enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. Previously, girls
and women in the 10-50 age group were prohibited from entering the Sabarimala