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Devaswom Vigilance to Enquire If Women Below 50 Entered Sabarimala Temple

The Kerala government has asked the Devaswom Vigilance to enquire into the allegations that women younger than 50 had entered the Sabarimala Temple.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:April 17, 2017, 11:37 PM IST
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Devaswom Vigilance to Enquire If Women Below 50 Entered Sabarimala Temple
File image Sabarimala temple in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has asked the Devaswom Vigilance to enquire into the allegations that women younger than 50 had entered the Sabarimala Temple.

Some photographs of women devotees praying in a temple were published online recently, stating they were captured at Sabarimala.

The faces of these women were not visible and the photographs were taken from behind, following which the allegations surfaced that the women weren't above 50.

However, there were rumours that the photos could have been photoshopped. To put all these rumours to rest, the Devaswom minister has ordered an enquiry.

Women in the age group of 10-50 are not allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple and a related case is pending before the Supreme Court.

The LDF-led government in Kerala had filed an affidavit before the Supreme court, earlier, stating they had no objection to women of any age entering the temple.

On the other hand, the Travancore Devaswom Board and some Hindu organisations are of the view that the tradition should continue.

The minister in his Facebook post also said that he has received complaints that an industrialist from Kollam is arranging VIP visit and the women also came with them. The Devaswom vigilance will enquire into this complaint.

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