Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

Strike in Sabarimala is not justifiable: Kerala HC

ANI | Updated: Nov 08, 2018 16:50 IST

Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Nov 8 (ANI): The Kerala High Court on Thursday observed that the protest in Sabarimala Temple is against the Supreme Court verdict.
"Protest in Sabarimala Temple is against the Supreme Court's verdict. The strike there is not justifiable," the Kerala High Court said while rejecting bail plea of a native of Thrippunithura, who was one of the protesters stopping women devotees from entering into the Sabarimala Temple and was later arrested by the police.
The Sabarimala Temple and its surrounding areas saw a series of protests in October over the Supreme Court's decision quashing restrictions on the entry of females between 10 and 50 years age group into the holy shrine.
In spite of the apex court's order no female in menstruating ages were able to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple when it opened this October.
Over 3000 protesters were arrested for instigating the violence that broke out in the state, while around 529 cases were registered. (ANI)