Sorry, can’t restrict women, says Kerala State Road Transport Corporation

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Wednesday submitted before the Kerala High Court it cannot restrict woman passengers from travelling in Sabarimala special services.

Published: 14th June 2018 02:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 02:29 AM   |  A+A-

Representational Image (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Wednesday submitted before the Kerala High Court it cannot restrict woman passengers from travelling in Sabarimala special services.
The KSRTC filed the affidavit in response to a plea seeking to quash the decision to permit standing passengers and woman passengers in Sabarimala special services. The petitioner had also sought a directive not to permit standing passengers in regular super class services.

The petitioner also alleged permitting women to travel in the special service without age restriction was against faith and custom.The KSRTC submitted it is a state transport undertaking established under section 3 of the Road Transport Corporation Act. It is operating many services to and from Pampa and Nilakkal from different parts of Kerala.

“ No restriction is imposed on women of any age for travelling in special services. Denial of the entry to the buses for women is a clear violation of fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution,” it stated.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Asian Games 2018