Customs will benefit women; Subramanian Swamy does a volte-face on Sabarimala issue

Rebin Gralan / Mathrubhumi News

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday did a volte-face by changing his stance on Sabarimala issue. Talking to Mathrubhumi News, he stated that the Supreme Court failed to understand the sentiments of devotees and said women should not enter Sabarimala.

Changing his stand, Swamy stated that he realized that the traditional custom which bans entry of women in 10-50 age group was made considering their biological features. This custom was made for the well-being of women. Though the supreme court allowed entry to all women, it is better they not enter into the shrine.

He also criticised the government over the issue. He reminded that many verdicts of the supreme court were not enforced due to the protest of the devotees.

The issue created split among Hindu community in India. Hence a solution should be found immediately. I hope that the apex court will reconsider the verdict.

Earlier, Subramanian Swamy welcomed the supreme court verdict that allowed entry to women of all ages to Sabarimala. He had also demanded that the supreme court order should be enforced by deploying army, if necessary.

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