New Delhi, Oct 8 (IENews) The National Ayyappa Devotee Association (NADA) today filed a review petition before the Supreme Court claiming that India’s apex court should not have interfered in the ancient practice of worship at Sabarimala.
The petition is to challenge the SC’s verdict delivered on September 28 that women of all ages can enter the Sabarimala Temple.
The petition filed by NADA, questioned how the Supreme Court had entertained a writ petition filed by the Indian Young Lawyers Association under Article 32 of the Constitution in a religious matter.
Thousands of devotees took part in marches last week, chanting the name of Ayyappa, protesting against the SC verdict.
The temple authorities had said the ban was essential to the rites related to Ayyappa, considered eternally celibate.