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In Historic Move, Dalit Leader To Be Devaswom Board Minister In Pinarayi Cabinet 2.0

May 19, 2021 Preetha Nair

During the previous tenure of the Pinarayi government, the Devaswom ministry ran into rough weather after controversies erupted over the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women into the Sabarimala shrine.

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: Development Narrative Takes Precedence Over Sabarimala In Lord Ayyappa’s Abode

Apr 03, 2021 Preetha Nair

Pandemic, livelihood, and development are uppermost in people’s minds as Sabarimala takes a back seat.

Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines

There was a 31% increase in Covid-19 cases in Pathanamthitta, the district where the temple is located

Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

Nov 17, 2020 PTI

A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.

Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols

Each pilgrim, visiting the shrine, should carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, officials said.

11 November, 2020

Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims


Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season

17 October, 2020

Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

Preetha Nair

Despite being in the grip of the pandemic, Kerala has opened the famous Sabarimala temple for devotees on Saturday, after being closed for seven months.

17 October, 2020

Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six Months


This is the first time since March 25, when a nationwide lockdown was announced because of coronavirus pandemic, that pilgrims are being allowed to offer prayers at the hill shrine.

17 February, 2020

SC Says Law Can Regulate Offerings At Religious Places If Used For Terrorism, Casino


The apex court is also examining whether a person, who doesn't belong to a particular faith, can file a PIL questioning the religious practice that faith.

05 December, 2019

2018 Verdict On Sabarimala Temple Not Final Word: Supreme Court


The Bench headed by CJI S.A. Bobde said there was an order for a larger Bench to decide the matter, and there was no final word yet.

27 November, 2019

Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

Preetha Nair

On November 14, the apex court had referred the matter concerning the entry of women of all ages to the temple to a larger bench for consideration.

26 November, 2019

Woman Activist On Way To Sabarimala Temple Attacked With Pepper Spray

Outlook Web Bureau

The woman was part of the team led by gender rights activist Trupti Desai.

20 November, 2019

SC Asks Kerala Govt To Draft Exclusive Law For Administration Of Sabarimala Temple


The draft law proposes to give one-third representation to women in the temple advisory committee, but they should be above 50 years.

19 November, 2019

12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her


After those accompanying the child were informed about the current situation in Sabarimala, her father and other relatives proceeded to the temple, while she could not.

16 November, 2019

Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season


The police did not allow several women from Andhra Pradesh to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray.

16 November, 2019

Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security


Authorities are using caution anticipating repetition of last year' protests if women try to enter the shrine.

15 November, 2019

'Inform Govt To Read Extremely Important Dissent Order In Sabarimala Verdict': Justice Nariman


The dissent order says authorities had "non-negotiable obligation" to enforce the judgements as it was necessary to preserve rule of law.

14 November, 2019

Sabarimala: SC Refers Issue Of Women Entry Into Temple To Larger Bench


CJI Ranjan Gogoi, reading the verdict on behalf of himself and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, said the larger bench will decide all such religious issues relating to Sabarimala, entry of women in mosques and practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

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