Sabarimala verdict: Kerala HC junks plea against verdict

The High Court on Thursday observed that all the authorities were bound to implement the Supreme Court verdicts.

Published: 26th October 2018 09:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2018 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The High Court on Thursday observed that all the authorities were bound to implement the Supreme Court verdicts. The HC made the observation while dismissing a petition seeking a directive to the state government and Travancore Devaswom Board not to allow the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to Sabarimala until adequate infrastructure facilities are built.

Considering the petition moved by Thrissur native P D Joseph, the HC pointed out the plea was against the SC verdict.The court reminded the petitioner that all authorities, civil and judicial, should act in aid of the Supreme Court as per Article 144 of the Constitution and the law declared by the Supreme Court should be binding on all courts within the territory of the country in terms of Article 141.

The court said the petitioner could approach the Supreme Court if he wished to move it. The petitioner had alleged the hasty steps taken by the authorities in allowing women to visit Sabarimala had resulted in unrest as well as law-and-order issue there. He pointed out the government would have to incur huge expenses if women were allowed amid tight security.


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  • anthony

    The rule of Law should prevail. The Govt is duty bound to implement the Supreme Court order. In fact the centre has issued an advisory to the state Govt to provide protection to women who wish to visit the Temple. The BJP and the RSS in Kerala who initially welcomed the Supreme Court order flip flopped and are only trying to exploit the volatile situation to disturb the Peace in the State. If they feel so strongly against the Supreme Court order
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