Travancore Devaswom's 'U-turn' in Sabarimala issue sparks outrage on Twitter
The Board clarified in Supreme Court its decision to respect the judgment.
The Supreme Court on February 7 considered all the petitions related to the Sabarimala case and decided to reserve its judgment in the review petitions. The controversial judgment, which came in September 2018, allowed women aged between ten and 50 years to enter the temple. The petitions were considered by a bench of chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar, and Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud. It also included Indu Malhotra, who said courts shouldn’t interfere in religious practices. Justice Malhotra asked why the Board has changed its mind to oppose entry of women. In response, the Board’s lawyer Rakesh Dwivedi said that it has decided to respect the court’s judgment. After the Kerala government and the Travancore Devaswom Board submitted their statements to the Supreme Court, people accused the Board of taking a U-turn in the Sabarimala issue. The Board’s statement received some support, while others accused the Board of cheating the devotees. People took to Twitter to make their feelings heard. Here are some of the reactions: