Sabarimala visit: Caveat filed in SC against Rehana Fathima’s writ petition
New Delhi: A caveat was filed in the Supreme Court against the writ petition filed by activist Rehana Fathima seeking protection to enter the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Akhila Bharathiya Ayyappa Dharma Prachara Sabha filed the caveat stating that the court should not pass an interim order without hearing their version.
Sabarimala Achara Samrakshana Samithi will also submit a caveat on Monday against the writ filed by Rehana Fathima. Chief Justice S A Bobde had made it clear that along with the writ filed by Rehana Fathima, it will also hear the petition filed by Bindu Ammini this week.
Meanwhile, the fishermen community Araya Samajam (Kannankadavu Sreekurumba Bhagavathi Temple Dharma Paripalana Araya Samajam) also approached the Supreme Court requesting not to accept the demand of Rehana Fathima and Bindu Ammini for protection to enter Sabarimala temple. Araya Samajam requested the apex court to add them as party in the case.
They pointed out in the petition that those who approached the top court to visit the temple are not genuine devotees and are political activists. The peaceful atmosphere in the state will only be destroyed if women are allowed to enter the temple using force, they stated.