Sabarimala row: Top advocate Aryama Sundaram to represent Travancore temple board in SC

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior advocate Aryama Sundaram will represent Travancore Devaswom Board before the Supreme Court on November 13.

Earlier, Abhishek Manu Singhvi was representing the case.

The top court will hear a bunch of petitions seeking a review of the verdict that allowed entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala Temple.

Kerala has been on a boil after the September 28 Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple with right wing and Hindu outfits on a warpath over the state government's decision to go ahead and implement the top court verdict.

The hill shrine had recently witnessed protests by devotees against the attempt by some young women, including journalists, to enter the temple.

Meanwhile, three lakh devotees, including 539 women in the age group between 10 to 50 years, registered on the online portal started by Kerala police for implementing Digitised Crowd Management System (DCMS) at Sabarimala Temple.

Last month, the state police had announced the DCMS initiative in an effort to make devotees visit hassle-free.

More on