Nilakkal, October 19: Amid the huge protest after the Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on Friday decided to file an appeal against the apex court's order of allowing women of every age to enter the historical shrine. The Board also said it is ready for any sort of compromise to end this extreme scenario.
The gates of Lord Ayyappa's Sabarimala temple were open for the first time on Wednesday after the apex courts order which has created a huge ruckus among the devotees who were opposing the entry of women in their menstrual age group.
“We have decided to appeal against the Supreme Court verdict that allowed women of all age groups to enter the Sabarimala Temple,” TDB President A Padmakumar informed the media. Sabarimala Head Priest, Royal Family Threaten to Lock Temple If Women Enter.
Meanwhile, Kavitha Jakkal and activist Rehana Fatima tried to enter the Sabarimala Shrine but the women were stopped after the head priest said that he will close the gates and stop the puja. After the Kerala IG, S Sreejith explained to them the whole scenario, both of them agreed to return.