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Sabarimala: Yechury demands enforcing SC verdict


Yechury with the youth who gathered around him for an autograph at EMS seminar


Kochi: CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has said that the state government has no alternative but enforce the Supreme Court's verdict in Sabarimala women entry issue.

Yechury also said that CPI(M) expected a fair outcome on Ayodhya and Sabarimala reviews pending before the Supreme Court, while making the key note address at a seminar on “Ayodhya-Sabarimala Verdict and Constitution” organized by EMS Study Centre in Ernakulam’s Thripunithura on Tuesday.

Yechury said the Congress and BJP who had welcomed the Sabarimala verdict initially retraced their stand later.  He remarked that a government that takes office following oath on the Constitution is bound to abide by Supreme Court verdict.  But now the apex court Bench has added the practices of other religions to the issue, complicating matters further.

Yechury said that CPM held that freedom as envisaged by the constitution shall be granted to all irrespective of religion, caste, class and gender.

On the Ayodhya verdict,  Yechuri said that the top court which declared both the demolition of Babri Masjid and installation of idol inside its premises as criminal offences, eventually handed the property to the alleged offenders.

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