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Sabarimala women entry issue should not have dragged to court: VHP

VHP said usually the temple related issues across Kerala are solved through traditional methods- taking opinions of devotees, the decision of the temple management, the opinion of priest.

Published: 25th July 2018 02:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 02:57 PM   |  A+A-

Sabarimala temple (File photo)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday urged that the issue related to women entry to Sabarimala should have been solved through traditional methods and it should not have dragged to the court. However, VHP claimed that the organisation has no authority to take a stand in the matter.

Speaking in a press conference, S J R Kumar, the state president of VHP said usually the temple related issues across Kerala are solved through traditional methods- taking opinions of devotees, the decision of the temple management, the opinion of priest and rituals by which the will of the god is revealed. "VHP believes that the matter shouldn't be placed before the court for taking a decision. The measures adopted to solve issues related to Sabarimala previously should be used this time as well," he said.

According to him, the people who have approached the Court seeking women entry to Sabarimala were not Sabarimala devotees. "The interest behind filing the petition has to be checked. However, since Sabarimala temple is not under the control of VHP, we cannot take a stand in the matter. At the temples by VHP, people from all religion and sect are welcomed," he said.

VHP state convention would be held at Elamakkara Baskariyum Convention Centre on July 28 and 29. More than 600 representatives from across Kerala will take part in the convention.



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