Thiruvananthapuram: CM Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday that government was duty-bound to implement the SC verdict on Orthodox-Jacobite Church dispute.
His words came following the Supreme Court’s censure of the state government for non- implementation of its 2017 verdict.
The SC had asked the Kerala Chief Secretary the other day to enforce its order or face jail sentence.
The verdict would be implemented in a ‘peaceful manner’ after finding a ‘consensus’ among all stakeholders, Pinarayi said responding to a submission by CPM lawmaker Antony John in the assembly.
CM made it clear that the government would adopt the same stance (apparently referring to the Sabarimala verdict) in the Church dispute case, while implementing the verdict by the Supreme Court’s Bench.