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Mumbai: Ayyappa devotees protest against SC Sabarimala verdict

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Ayyappa devotees from Mumbai, Thane and Saturday held a protest at Azad Maidan here demanding that the government issue an ordinance to protect age-old rituals of Temple.

The Supreme Court, last month, had struck down a rule that disallowed girls and women in the age group of 10-50 years from entering the temple in

The apex court had said in its order that the rule violated women's right to equality and worship.

The protest in Mumbai Saturday also sought that the government and the (temple board) file review petitions against the SC verdict.

The organisers of the protest said that a memorandum on the issue would be submitted to C VIdyasagar Rao as well as the of and the

A statement from the organisers said that an online portal planned to collect one crore signatures from people asking the to file a review petition.

Among those who attended the protest rally here were Krishnanand Saraswati of the Ramdasa Mission, VHP national spokesperson and of the All Pravasi Balagokulam, Harindran Masha.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 19:35 IST