Kerala News

  • Once Slammed For Entering Sabarimala, Minister Jayamala Hails Verdict
    For actor-turned-politician Jayamala, September 28 will always be a red-letter day. After all, it is when the Supreme Court lifted the ban on women entering the Sabarimala shrine -- fulfilling a dream she has always held close to her heart.
  • Will Fight For Lord Ayyappa's Right To Privacy, Says Activist Rahul Easwar
    Activist Rahul Easwar, a prominent face of the campaign that challenged the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 at Kerala's famous Sabarimala Temple, has said the Supreme Court's order today will be appealed to a larger bench.
  • "My Daughters Won't Go To Sabarimala": Ex-Temple Board Head On Verdict
    As the Supreme Court today ended a centuries-old restriction on women entering Kerala's renowned Sabarimala temple, its former head declared that his family would not follow the order. A five-judge Supreme Court bench said denying entry to women only because they are menstruating violates the constitutional right to equality and is "almost like untouchability".
  • Musician Balabhaskar's Still Critical After Fatal Crash
    The condition of popular Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar, who was seriously injured along with his wife in a road accident earlier this week, was still critical, a senior doctor said here on Friday.
  • Sabarimala Temple Open To Women Of All Ages, Says Supreme Court: 10 Facts
    Women of all ages must be allowed in Kerala's renowned Sabarimala temple, the Supreme Court ordered today, ending a ban that prevented women and girls between 10 and 50 years from entering the shrine that draws millions of pilgrims every year. "Restrictions can't be treated as essential religious practice," the top court said in a majority four-one judgement, calling the custom "almost like untouchability". The only woman on the five-judge constitution bench, Justice Indu Malhotra, dissented, saying the court should not interfere in religious practices.

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