Sabarimala: Supreme Court directs Kerala to provide protection for two women who entered Temple
The Supreme Court today directed Kerala government to ensure that Bindu and Kanaka Durga, the two women who had entered the Sabarimala Temple on Janaury 2, are provided “adequate security, round-the-clock”.
The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices L Nageswara Rao and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that ensuring the protection of these women was the state’s responsibility.
“They should be given adequate security and you’re responsible for their life and security”, CJI Gogoi said.
Senior Counsel Vijay Hansaria, appearing for the Kerala government, advanced that the petitioners have already been given security, indicating a note from the DCP in that behalf.
However, the bench reiterated that the petition stands disposed of, and that it would not look into other issues raised in the petition besides the question of protection to the petitioners.
Apart from 24/7 police protection, the petitioners had sought action against protestors indulging in violence, both physical and mental, and on social media.