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Indu Malhotra dissents

Judges should not impose their personal views in respect of the form of worship of a deity, Justice Indu Malhotra wrote in her judgment, dissenting with the majority to open up the Sabarimala temple for women. In a pluralistic society, the followers of various sects have the freedom to practise their faith in accordance with the tenets of their religion, she said. Notions of rationality cannot be invoked in matters of religion by courts, she said.PAGE 11