Sabarimala review verdict: Oommen Chandy, Sreedharan Pillai respond
In the wake of Supreme Court referring the review petitions on Sabarimala women entry to a larger bench, former chief minister Oommen Chandy said that as long as government doesn’t take a favourable stance for women entry in Sabarimala, peaceful atmosphere will prevail.
"It has been proved that UDF position of standing by devotees within the democratic limits was right. We hope that this decision of the Supreme Court will help in protecting the sentiments of the faithful."
Meanwhile, Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai said that the decision taken by the Supreme Court should be seen as a deviation. However, he refused to make any further comments on the matter saying the present post he holds doesn’t allow him to say anything more.
The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a larger bench by 3:2 majority, the review petitions filed on the entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the review petitions to a 7-member larger bench.