‘LDF government to blame for SC poser’

Board to implead in matter challenging denial of entry for women in the age group of 10 to 50 years to the Ayyappa temple.

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:00 pm IST

Published - January 12, 2016 03:02 am IST - PATHANAMTHITTA:

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) will implead in the case when the State government files a fresh affidavit as directed by the Supreme Court in the matter challenging denial of entry for women in the age group of 10 to 50 years to the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala.

Talking to The Hindu , TDB president Prayar Gopalakrishnan said the abrupt or rather confusing affidavit filed by the previous Left Democratic Front Government might have naturally confused the judiciary.

“ The affidavit filed by a government comprising MLAs who even preferred to take their oath of office not in the name of God has failed to properly apprise the court about the custom and practice at Sabarimala where devotees, cutting across religious barriers, congregate on their annual pilgrimage,” he said.

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