Sabarimala women's entry: Speaker says SC observation thought provoking
Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan said that the observation of the constitution bench of the Supreme Court regarding women's entry to Sabarimala temple is very relevant and thought provoking. He expressed his opinion through a Facebook post.
The taboo for menstruating women to enter the temple and worship is equal to perceiving menstruation as an offensive ineligibility. If menstruation is a disqualification, then motherhood is an offence, he said in the post.
“Since no human would be born into the world without coming out of the womb of a mother, how can menstruation, which is the symbol of potential motherhood, be perceived as an offence by the modern society?
If you ask who is a great person, the answer is the one who can address changes. The one who can bring changes is a great person. It is good to follow the customs and rituals. But it should not be done violating the fundamental rights offered by the Indian Constitution,” the Speaker opined.
The Indian culture which taught us that Mother is God (Mathru Devo Bhavah), has never viewed women as an estranged entity. He also added that we have to think if we should continue challenging the human rights to be treated as equal before God.
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