THIURVNANATHAPURAM: Hindu Aikya Vedi and Kshethra Samrakshana Samithy have demanded that the government and the Devaswom board convince the Supreme Court of the reason for imposing ban on entry of women (10 to 50 years) to the Sabarimala.
“It is a matter of beliefs and tradition. This has been a tradition for centuries and it has been misinterpreted as a ban on gender equality. The left government which had been atheists had spread this wrong impression ,”Hindu Aikya Vedi State General Secretary E S Biju stated.
“Only women between 10-50 years have been prohibited entry. The ban is part of the beliefs. It would be difficult for women to observe 41 days’ strict penance prior to the pilgrimage. And thus the ban is not any kind of discrimination against the fair sex,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kshethra Samrakshana Samithy office bearers Swami Ayyappadas, C K Kunju, K S Narayanan and T U Mohan said the government’s irresponsible stand had led to the court making such a kind of statement.