He also added that government will inform its decision in the affidavit to SC

Sabarimala Government will not interfere in religious affairs says Kerala CM Chandy
news Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 09:24

In the wake of controversy over the entry of women into Sabarimala temple, Kerala Chief minister Oommen Chandy has said that the government will not interfere in any religious affairs.

 Reacting to Supreme Court’s observation on allowing women to enter Sabarimala, CM said that government has never involved itself in any religious affairs and that it is not appropriate to interfere in a particular religions decision .

“Till now the state government has been involved only in the administration of Sabarimala. The government is not ready to involve in any other matters of the temple,” Chandy said while speaking to reporters, The Times of India reports.

 “Even the involvement of the government in the administration of Sabarimala is being opposed by various quarters. Hence, the government has no intention to involve in any affairs of any religion,” he said.

He also added that government will inform its decision in the affidavit to SC.

Meanwhil, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that the SC should take a final decision on the issue.  Earlier some of the Left’s leaders had welcomed SC observations.

On January 11, the apex court had questioned the ban on the entry of young women in Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. Court was hearing a PIL filed by the Young Lawyers' Association, seeking entry for all women in the hill shrine.


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