Sabarimala temple

End of exclusion

Print edition : October 26, 2018

Devotees waiting to ascend the holy 18 steps leading to the sanctum sanctorum of the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. A file picture Photo: Leju Kamal

A view of the “Namajapa Yatra” held under the aegis of the Sabarimala Protection Council in Pandalam on October 2. Photo: LEJU KAMAL

Justice Indu Malhotra. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

The Supreme Court in a 4-1 judgment upholds the right of women of all ages to pray at the Sabarimala temple by overturning an age-old custom that it said violated their fundamental right to worship.
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