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The Kerala government on Monday, 12 November, filed a preliminary objection plea in the Kerala High Court stating that the entry of non-Hindus in Sabarimala temple cannot be restricted.
The government filed an affidavit in the court opposing the plea filed by BJP leader TG Mohandas, who sought that entry of non-Hindus be prohibited in the temple. The government’s plea stated, “ It is a historically accepted fact that Sabarimala is a secular temple where entry of devotees is not restricted on the ground of any caste or religion.”
The doors to Ayyappa temple were opened on Monday, 5 November, for the second time in three weeks for two-days
Kerala witnessed violent protests in October by people opposing the Supreme Court’s verdict
Multiple women had tried entering the shrine amid protests but all were forced to turn back by devotees
In a 4:1 verdict, the Supreme Court had granted women of all age groups entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple in September
SC to Hear 4 Writ Petition In Open Court
The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench will hear four writ petition in Sabarimala case on Tuesday, 13 November, in an open court. A five-judge bench will then hear review petitions against the judgment, which allowed the entry of women into the temple.
Kerala Govt Files Preliminary Objection Plea
Kerala government has opposed a plea seeking ban on entry of non-Hindus in Sabarimala Temple and stated before the Kerala High Court that temple is "secular" and said that entry of devotees based on their religion cannot be prohibited.
According to LiveLaw, State Attorney KV Sohan filed the preliminary objection on Monday, 12 November, which stated, "It is a historically accepted fact that Sabarimala is a secular temple where entry of devotees is not restricted on the ground of any caste or religion."
550 Women of Barred Age Group Register Online For Prayers
A total of 550 women from the banned age group of 10 to 50 years have registered online for prayers at the Sabarimala temple during the upcoming festival season beginning on 16 November, NDTV reported.
The online registration was designed and developed by the police To regulate and streamline the devotees following unrest over the SC verdict to allow entry of menstruating women into the temple.
Kerala Police Launch Online Crowd Management Portal, Over 3 Lakh Register
Over three lakh people, including 539 women in the age group between 10-50 years, have registered on the online portal started by Kerala police for implementing Digitised Crowd Management System at the Sabarimala temple.
Sabarimala Shrine Closes Doors
The doors to the Lord Ayyappa temple closed Tuesday night after a two-day-long special puja, but no girl or woman pilgrim in the traditionally barred age group of 10-50 could offer prayers at the shrine.
Melshanthi (chief priest) Unnikrishnan Namboothiri closed the portals of the sanctum sanctorum after rendering the 'Harivarasanam', the lullaby for Lord Ayyappa, the celibate deity.
RSS Leader Breaks Temple Tradition
Crowd Chants 'Ayyappa Saranam' As They Protested
Actor Parvathy Says She Is All For Women's Entry In Temple
Protests Erupt Over Age of Woman Who Entered Temple
30-Yr-Old Woman Agrees to Return Home After Being Told About Security Risks
'Didn't Choose Female Cops On Basis Of Their Age': Sabarimala Security In-Charge
HC Raps Kerala Govt, Says It Has No Right To Interfere In Affairs Of Shrine
30-Year-Old Woman Seeks to Enter Sabarimala Hill
Sabarimala Temple Gates Open Amid Protests & Heavy Security
Jammers Installed Near Sabarimala Temple
Kerala HC Says Media, Devotees Should Not be Blocked at Sabarimala
'Tantri has Faith in BJP': State President Sreedharan Pillai
Devotees Begin Trek Towards Hill Shrine
Devotees Begin to Gather at Nilakkal Base Camp
Sabarimala Shrine to Re-open on Monday Amid Protests
BJP Stages Fast On Sabarimala Issue, Announces Rath Yatra From 8-13 Nov
SC To Hear Review on Sabarimala Case on 13 Nov
Police Launch a Crackdown, Arrest 1,400 Protesters
Rahul Easwer's Back Up Plan: Will Cut Hands & Shed Blood to Keep Women Out
Women Devotees Move HC for Police Security to Worship at Sabarimala
Kerala Police Issue Look Out Notice for Those Who Instigated Violence
Kerala HC Seeks Govt's Direction on Petition Filed by Women for Police Protection
Right to Pray Doesn't Mean Right to Desecrate: Smriti Irani
Kerala CM Blames RSS for Violence Over Sabarimala
SC To Hear Review Petitions Against Sabarimala Verdict on 13 November
SC to Decide 23 Oct Hearing of Review Petitions Against Sabarimala
Activist Rahul Easwar's Bail Plea Extended, on Indefinite Fast in Prison
Media Persons Asked to Leave Pamba After Threat of ' Targeted Attack'
Sensitivities Relating to Religious Matter Shouldn't be Avoided: Congress Leader
Members of Hindu Makkal Katchi Protest in Chennai
Two Women Stopped by Protestors
Protests Erupt Over Rumours of TN Woman Climbing Sabarimala Hill
Sabarimala is South India's Ayodhya: VHP Spokesperson
Tantri, TDB Disagree Over Emergency Shutdown of Sabarimala
Heavy Security Deployed at Nilakkal
Woman Journalist Getting Hurled Up Is Similar To Babri Masjid's Demolition: Yechury
MHA Advisory from 16 October Warned Kerala Government of Clashes
Journalist Kavitha Jakkala, activist Rehana Fatima Return to Pamba
Congress Attacks Kerala Government, Says Police Fuelled Violence
Another Woman Expresses Desire to Enter Sabarimala, Denied Police Protection
IG Express Helplessness After Women Asked to Turn Back
Jalakkal and Rehana Begin Their Descent
Women Ready to Return After Threat of Temple Shutdown
Women Enroute Temple Asked to Wait in Office While Course of Action is Decided
Temple Priests Join Protests, Standoff Continues
Rahul Easwar's Bail Hearing to Take Place on 20 October
Protestors Attack Rehna Fathima's Home in Kochi
Kerala Government Asks Two Women to Return
Standoff Between Protesters and Police at Temple Entry Point
Female Activist, Telangana Based Woman Journalist Trek to Sabarimala
Protests Continue in Sannidhanam
Activist Trupti Desai Detained in Pune
6 BJP Youth Activists Held at Nilakkal for Violating Sec 144
Kerala CM Blames RSS for Sabarimala Violence
BJP Stands With Protesters: H Raja
Ancient Practices Must be Preserved: HD Kumaraswamy
Activist Rahul Easwar Jailed in Kottarakkara
Hondu Activist Asked Followers to Go to Shrine Disguised as Pilgrims: Kerala Minister
Kerala DGP Orders Cyber Cell to Book Those Spreading Religious Hatred on Social Media
All-Kerala Brahmin Association Moves SC Seeking Review of Verdict
BJP Kerala President Blames CPI(M) For Attacks on Women Journalists
Pinarayi Vijayan Blames RSS for Uproar over Sabarimala
It's Our Job to Give Protection to All Pilgrims: IGP Thiruvananthapuram
Sabarimala Temple Head Priest Appeals to Maintain Custom
Sentiments of Devotees Were Not Considered: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat
Nationwide Bandh in Kerala Today, KSRTC Buses Stop Their Services
Right Wing Outfits Call for Hartal Starting Midnight
Non-Bailable Warrants Being Issued Against Those Accused of Attacks on Journalists