Sabarimala Temple verdict: SC to hear review petitions on Nov 13

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday has agreed to hear the review petitions challenging its order allowing women of menstruating age inside Sabarimala Temple.

The court will hear the matter on November 13 at 3 PM.

“All petitions will be heard on November 13 at 3 pm. It will be on the website soon,” said the bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

The Supreme Court on Monday stated that it will decide on the listing of petitions concerning the entry of women inside Sabarimala temple.

CJI Gogoi along with Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Monday stated that the Supreme Court is aware that there are 19 review petitions against the Court’s verdict in the case and will decide about when to hear the matter.

On September 28, a five-member constitutional bench headed by the then CJI Dipak Misra had lifted the ban on the entry of women falling in the age group of 10 to 50 years in the temple, citing the practice “irrational and arbitrary”.

Earlier, women of menstruating age were barred from entering the Sabarimala Temple by its officials, who argued that the temple deity Lord Ayyappa had taken a vow of celibacy.