Why is a Larger SC Bench Looking into Sabarimala Issue Now?

Nov 14, 2019, 02:12 PM
On Thursday, 11 November, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court announced that a larger, seven-judge bench will re-examine various religious issues, including the entry of women at the Sabarimala temple. However, the SC bench did not undo their 2018 verdict allowing the entry of female devotees in the temple.

The Sabarimala pilgrimage seasons begins on 17 November and the Kerala state government will have to take some important decisions before that.

Will this year's pilgrimage be a repetition of last year's violent protests? Or will it be a peaceful one? What do female pilgrims have to say? Why was the matter referred to a bigger Supreme Court bench? For all this tune in to The Big Story.

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