Kerala BJP leader approaches High Court to ban non-Hindus from visiting Sabarimala temple

KERALA: The Kerala High Court is likely to hear a petition seeking a ban on entry of non-Hindus into the Sabarimala temple. A writ petition was filed in the Kerala High Court  said that the entry of non-Hindu and non-idol worshippers into Sannidhanam violates Rule 3 of the rules framed under Kerala Places of Public Worship (Authorization of Entry) Act, 1965 Act.

According to the report, TG Mohandas, a devotee,  alleged that it is highly unfair that the Pinarayi Vijayan government was providing police protection to non-Hindu devotees to facilitate their entry into Sabarimala temple.

However, the petitioner said that clauses (a), (c), (d), (f) of the rules were still in force. According to these clauses, non-Hindus, drunk or disorderly persons are not allowed to enter Hindu temples falling under the Devaswom boards. The petitioner also sought a directive to conduct an independent investigation into the police action in permitting non-Hindu women and non-idol worshippers in the temple.

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