Sabarimala: Govt not to correct list of women who entered temple
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has clarified that they will not be correcting the list of 51 women aged between 10 and 50 years who had darshan at Sabarimala temple through online registration. The errors were made by those who registered the details. Only they can correct the wrong information, said M. V. Jayarajan, private secretary to chief minister.
If the court asked for the list of women who had darshan at Sabarimala, the same list will be furnished. The government has official access to the list of only those women who had darshan through online booking. About 8 lakh persons have registered via online and 51 among them are women as per records. If the staff had committed any mistake, the government will look into it.
No changes will be made in the list under any circumstances. The documents are not filed in the court. The government pleader has shown the documents to the media and it was not a mistake as they were of no confidential nature.
The list was collected from the government website using a special application. The information furnished by the applicants is included in the list and so the responsibility rests with them, clarified the office of the chief minister.
The internet café staff recorded the age of Tamil Nadu native Sheela, who is included as 24th in the list, as 48 years whereas she is aged 52 years actually. Though she pointed out the error, the café staff said that she need to show the ID card while visiting.
As the list was leaked leading to a controversy, the office of the chief minister has sought explanation from the police. Along with the list of women, their photographs also were prepared to be submitted in the court. However, the home department has directed the police not to publish the women’s photos as it would affect their privacy.