The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgment in relation to the ban on entry of women in the age group of 10-50 into in Kerala's famous Sabarimala temple on Friday. A five-judge bench will give the verdict at 10:30 am.
Tomorrow a very important Sabrimala Verdict is going to come. As we have always fought for belief and faith in article 25, we believe that our side will win. We pray to God that the Supreme Court gives out a very balanced and sensitive verdict which will take into consideration the faith of people. We will fight till the last moment with all the legal options for winning the case for Sabarimala and temples and churches and mosques across India.
It is a matter of faith and I believe that every temple and church and mosque need to have the freedom to decide it's own affairs. We hope we will win this. I don't know what will happen tomorrow but we are keeping our fingers crossed and praying for the side faith, article 25 that the Indian Constitution allows the freedom of faith to win this battle.
Earlier in August, the Supreme Court had said that women have the constitutional right to enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala and pray like men without being discriminated against. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which is hearing a petition challenging the decision of the Devaswom board banning entry of women of age group 10-50 years, said that even if there was no law, the women cannot be discriminated against with regard to offering prayer in a temple.
"When a man can enter, a woman can also go. What applies to a man, applies to a woman also," the bench also comprising justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra observed.
The bench also added that the right is enshrined under Article 25 and 26 of the Constitution:
"The right to enter a temple is not dependent on a legislation. It is the constitutional right".