Review petition to be filed: Rahul

September 28, 2018 11:45 pm | Updated 11:45 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Terming the Supreme Court verdict ‘unfortunate’, Ayyappa Dharma Sena president Rahul Easwar said the organisation would file a review petition against the judgment.

Talking to mediapersons, Mr. Easwar said the judgment of the apex court could have wide-ranging ramifications in matters relating to faith. “The verdict affected the very core of temple belief and systems. It threatened to dilute Article 25 of the Indian Constitution which guaranteed the right to practise one’s religion. With this, all temples, churches and mosques could lose their right to self-governance,” he said.

He reiterated that there has never been any ban on the entry of women in Sabarimala. “We have lakhs of women entering Sabarimala every year. What existed is only an age-related regulation. Unfortunately, the issue was viewed only from the perspective of gender equality,” he said.

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