The Supreme Court on Wednesday while hearing a bunch of petitions on the entry of women in Sabarimala Temple said that it is the constitutional right of women to pray and is not dependent on laws. The Supreme Court is hearing a number of petitions against the banning of women’s entry aged between 10-50 in Sabarimala Temple. A 5-judge constitutional bench comprising Justice DY Chandrachud and others said that women is the creation of god, therefore, no discrimination on any level should take place. The Supreme Court ruling has come as a victory for gender rights it said women of menstruating age should not be denied entry into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

The hearing witnessed the state government once against changing its stand. This time in the favour of women, the state government said that they are not against the entry of women in the temple. CJI Dipak Misra while hearing the petitions challenging banning of women’s entry in Sabarimala Temple said that stopping them from entering the temple was against the constitution and there is no concept of a private mandir. CJI Dipak Misra said that once the temple is open, it will be open for all.

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