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Diya Chavan

Diya Chavan

Asked on 6 February, 2019

What was the entry ban on women at the Sabarimala temple?

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According to centuries old tradition, women of menstrual age i.e. aged between 10 years and 50 years, were not allowed to enter the temple.

Harini Sen

Harini Sen

Asked on 6 February, 2019

When was the ban struck down?

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On September 28, 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the ban on entry of women of menstrual age, and allowed all women to enter the Sabarimala temple.

Pranav Tata

Pranav Tata

Asked on 6 February, 2019

What happened after the Supreme Court verdict?

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Despite the Supreme Court verdict, temple authorities remained adamant about not letting women of menstrual age enter. They were supported by right-wing groups and lakhs of protesting Ayyappa devotees who, for months, prevented women from setting foot in the temple.

Aadhya Malik

Aadhya Malik

Asked on 6 February, 2019

When is the hearing for review petitions?

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The hearing of review petitions was initially slated for January 22, but took place on February 6.

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