HC ON Sabarimala: State govt is only enforcing SC verdicttext_fields
Kochi: Kerala High Court said on Thursday that Kerala government is bound to enforce the Supreme Court's judgement regarding women's entry to Sabarimala. Therefore, the government cannot wait till the judgement is issued on the review petitions.
What the government does not are lawful actions and as such the High Court is unable to intervene now. This is about an order from Supreme Court, and if the petitioners wish, they can approach the Supreme Court.
The court's Devaswom Bench was hearing a petition seeking to maintain the status quo in Sabarimala and to suspend all actions for entry of young women to the temple.
The counsel for the petitioner argued that in the current circumstances, there are chances for clashes and bloodshed, and the petition was intended to prevent them too.
The court said that the legal system in the country exists for preventing bloodshed, and the judgement cannot be blocked. The review petition is pending with the apex court. Therefore, the Devaswom bench asked the petitioner whether he would withdraw the petition or the court should reject it. On this, the counsel informed the court that he was withdawing the petition.