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No early hearing of Kerala plea to transfer Sabarimala cases to SC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday declined to hold an early hearing of the government's plea seeking transfer of a batch of cross-petitions on the temple row from the to the top court.

A number of petitions have been filed both by the devotees and rights activists on the handling of the situation on the ground after the top court verdict of September 28 permitting the entry of women of all ages to the temple.

"Let it come in due course," said a bench headed by as the government's sought an early hearing of the state's plea to transfer cases before the to the top court.

The apex court had on November 13 decided to go for open court hearings on January 22 of the nearly 50 petitions seeking a recall of its order permitting women of all age groups to pray at the temple in

The prayers in the fresh petitions effectively boils down to upholding the practice of the temple prohibiting the entry of girls and women between the age group of 10 and 50 years in the shrine.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:38 IST