Published On : Thu, Jul 26th, 2018

Lawyer on Sabrimala entry: SC should not interfere in religious practices

The Pandalam Royal family on Thursday has challenged the petition seeking entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple, terming it to be `mischievous’ as seem to be targeting the practices of the Hindu faith.

Advocate Radhakrishnan, arguing for the Pandalam Royal family, told the Supreme Court that it should not interfere with the religious practices that have been in place for generations.

“The petition, seeking entry of women in the age group of 10-50 to the Sabarimala temple, is mischievous since they seem to be targeting only the practices of the Hindu faith. The Apex Court should not interfere with religious practices which have been practised for generations together,” Radhakrishnan said during the argument.

While opposing the petition filed by the Indian Young Lawyers’ Association, Radhakrishnan argued that the “Will of God requires tapasya”, that is 41 days of penance in case of the Sabarimala temple.”