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08/10/2018 2:08 PM IST | Updated 08/10/2018 2:10 PM IST

'Sabarimala Judgement Irrational': Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Review Of Verdict

Shylaja Vijayan, president of National Ayyappa Devotees Association, has filed the plea.

Women chant hymns during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Women chant hymns during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

NEW DELHI — A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking review of the Constitution bench judgement which lifted the ban on entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.

The plea, filed by Shylaja Vijayan, president of National Ayyappa Devotees Association, said the September 28 judgment which had allowed entry of women of all ages in the hill-top shrine is "absolutely untenable and irrational, if not perverse".

A five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, had in its 4:1 verdict, said that banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and that the practice violates rights of Hindu women.