Kerala police to move SC seeking proper guidelines to implement Sabarimala women entry

Kerala police has decided to move Supreme Court seeking proper guidelines to implement women entry at Sabarimala. High officials have discussed the matter with advocates at New Delhi. It has been decided to file the petition within three days. BJP has criticized this move and alleged that such a petition will be first-of-its kind. They also said that the government is behind this move.

The police has decided to move supreme court following the high court’s remarks that the police made serious lapses at Sabarimala. State police will point the actions taken by the department in the petition.The Kerala High Court on Wednesday had slammed the police for its alleged excesses on devotees going to Sabarimala and sought all records relating to prohibitory orders clamped in the temple complex and nearby areas.

Criticising the Inspector General of Police in-charge of Sabarimala and Superintendent of Police for the alleged action against pilgrims at Sabarimala and Nilackal recently, the court asked whether these officials were having any criminal antecedents.The court also observed that experienced officials should be put in charge.

A division bench comprising justices P R Ramachandra Menon and N Anil Kumar directed the Pathanamthitta district magistrate to produce all files and records which led to the declaration of Section 144 banning assembly of four or more people in Sabarimala ‘Sannidhanam’ and surrounding areas.

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