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Sabarimala: Supreme Court to hear review petitions on 13 November

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Sabarimala review petitions to be heard on November 13: Supreme Court. Photo: PTI

Sabarimala review petitions to be heard on November 13: Supreme Court. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear on 13 November review petitions challenging its ruling allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple.

The matter was mentioned again on Tuesday by advocate Mathew Nedumpara, appearing on behalf of the National Ayyappa Devotees Organization, who sought urgent listing of the review petitions.

The plea by the National Ayyappa Devotees Organization sought a review on the grounds that the ruling was unconstitutional, void and in violation of the principles of natural justice. The judgment is vitiated by “errors apparent on the face of record”, the petition stated.

It was also claimed that the judgment was in violation of express constitutional provisions guaranteeing Ayyappa devotees’ liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship under Section 25 of the Constitution.

On 28 September, a Supreme Court bench headed by former chief justice Dipak Misra had by a 4:1 majority granted women of all ages the right to enter Sabarimala temple, reversing the Kerala shrine’s tradition of barring girls and women of menstruating age.

The case will be heard next on 13 November.