UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 05:53 AM IST
On September 28, 2018, the Supreme Court opened the Sabarimala temple’s doors to women of all ages and overturned a decades-old ban, in a move that sparked protests by traditionalists who say women of menstruating age cannot enter the temple because the presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is considered celibate.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The SC’s Sabarimala decision opens the door for reforms
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Most residents of Pathanamthitta district where the famous temple is located share the traders’ anxiety that peace will be shattered if women enter Sabarimala again.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Among the recent important cases settled by the top court is the Ayodhya title suit, in which the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench handed over the disputed land to Hindus while asking the government to give Muslims an appropriate 5-acre alternative land.
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:50 AM IST
The five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, was hearing 65 petitions seeking review of its September 2018 order that triggered widespread protests in the state after menstruating women were allowed to enter the shrine of Lord Ayyappa.
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 12:33 PM IST
A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will deliver its judgement on petitions seeking review of its September 2018 order that triggered widespread protest in the state after menstruating women were allowed to enter the shrine of Lord Ayyappa.
By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 02:47 PM IST
Sabarimala Temple Case Verdict: The Supreme Court has decided to set up a 7-judge bench to look at the entire gamut of issues relating to practices specific to various religious communities.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The important cases on which the Supreme Court delivered ruling are the review petitions on entry of women in Sabarimala temple and Rafale jet deal and a contempt case against Rahul Gandhi.
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:25 AM IST
On Sabarimala, the court will decide on a bunch of pleas seeking a review of its September 2018 order allowing the entry of women of all ages into Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple that triggered protests by traditionalists in the state.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2019 12:05 AM IST
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 02:45 PM IST
On September 38, 2018, the Supreme Court lifted the ban on entry of women at the temple and held that the practice illegal and unconstitutional.
By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 01:53 PM IST
A five-judge bench of the court, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, had in Feburary this reserved its verdict on pleas challenging its ruling on Sabarimala.
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Kerala had witnessed large-scale violence and five shutdowns last year when the CPI(M)-led state government tried to implement the verdict. At least 50,000 protestors were booked which also affected footfall and revenue of the temple frequented by 20 million devotees.
By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:09 AM IST
Now all eyes are on whether the top court will use the Ayodhya template in its verdict on the Sabarimala row.
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 11:12 PM IST
The chief minister said the government has got a legal opinion that legislation can’t be brought to bypass the verdict. Those who talk big about a legislation were cheating believers, he said adding that the Centre had also made it clear in Parliament.
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PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 11:22 AM IST
Five assembly seats in Kerala are going to polls on October 21. The bypolls are being billed as the semi-final before the assembly elections next year.
By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:01 PM IST
This week’s good reads include a counter narrative from Kerala, a novel about today’s India, and a cancer diary.
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 10:10 AM IST
State BJP leaders were quite critical about his silence over the Sabarimala stir. Kerala had witnessed violent agitation when the state government tried to implement the September 28 verdict of the Supreme Court which lifted the bar on women in 10-50 age- group from entering the Sabarimala temple.
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 05:56 AM IST
As the Supreme Court reopens on Monday after a six-week summer vacation, there is a likelihood that verdicts reserved in crucial cases such as the Rafale case, the Sabarimala case and bringing the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) under right to information act, would be pronounced soon.
By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 05:59 PM IST
This was stated in a post-poll evaluation report, prepared by the party’s central committee and discussed during the two-day state committee meeting here on Sunday and Monday, excerpts of which were published in party mouthpiece “Deshabhimani” on Wednesday.
By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 10:35 AM IST
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, the Left parties reached its lowest ever tally of six MPs—a pale shadow of their best performance of 61 in 2004.
By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:26 AM IST
The Left parties have recorded their worst ever parliamentary performance, with just five Lok Sabha seats, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:04 AM IST
For the beleaguered Congress, there is some comfort down south. Wayanad has saved the party president from major blushes.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Three factors helped the Congress in Kerala-- their position on Sabarimala, party president’s entry and misrule of the present CPI(M) government. Initially, the party’s central leadership was not willing to support state leaders on Sabarimala but they came around later.
By Vineet Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 08:48 AM IST
A parliamentary constituency (PC) wise analysis of voter turnout figures shows that Pathanamthitta, the PC where the Sabarimala shrine is located, registered the highest growth in voter turnout.
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 10:25 PM IST
It remains to be seen whether the BJP’s attempts to consolidate the Hindu votes, by raising the spectre of a tradition under attack in Sabarimala, will gain much ground in a state that has usually witnessed a bipolar contest between the Congress-led United Democratic Front and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front.
By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s candidature and the BJP’s Sabarimala campaign shone the spotlight on the southern state in the election season.
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 08:35 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s sudden entry in Wayanad, his second constituency besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, along with the emotional Sabarimala temple issue have changed the political equations in the state.
By Revati Laul and Ramesh Babu | Kerala
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.