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Kerala HC-appointed monitoring committee to visit Sabarimala

ANI  |  Aluva (Kerala) [India] 

A three-member monitoring committee appointed by High Court will leave for on Monday to take stock of the situation. They are also scheduled to visit Pamba, Nilakkal, and Sannidhanam in

The committee that was set up by the court after numerous complaints about the lack of facilities in the hill pilgrimage were reported, on Sunday held its first meeting in Aluva.

The members of the committee include Justice PR Raman, Justice and ADGP Hemachandran, who will assess and submit suggestions to ensure the needs of the devotees.

Elaborating upon the committee's plan of action, Justice after the meeting said, "During our visit to Pampa, and Sannidhanam, we will assess the existing facilities. If any addition of facilities is required we will suggest that too. Our top priority will be basic needs, like toilets and water facility. These things should be available for all. Food must be served properly. These are the things that will be assessed."

Earlier today, a four-member delegation of Members of Parliament (MP) met P Sathasivam seeking his urgent "intervention and appropriate action" to restore "peace and tranquillity in temple."

The delegation also submitted its complaint to the with regard to the difficulties faced by the devotees and lack of facilities in Sabarimala.

The and surrounding areas witnessed a string of protests recently over the Supreme Court's September 28 order that lifted the ban on the entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years inside the

Till now, no woman of the previously forbidden age group has entered the hill-top temple due to widespread protests.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 23:40 IST