SC should have considered public stand on Sabarimala, says Attorney General
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SC should have considered public stand on Sabarimala, says Attorney General

The Supreme Court should have considered public stand before delivering the judgment allowing women of all ages to go to Sabarimala, said Attorney General KK Venugopal. He was speaking in a function in Delhi organised by a TV Channel.

He also welcomed the stand of Justice Indu Malhotra in the case. She was the lone judge in the Constitution Bench to give a dissenting verdict. In the backdrop of widespread protest raging across Kerala, he said the court might not have thought that women would come out in the open to protest the judgment. Some people even think that women's presence at Sabarimala would invite the wrath of gods and lead to calamities such as the recent flood in Kerala.

Venugopal said the verdict allowing unrestricted entry for women to Sabarimala was wrong. He backed Justice Indu during a private television programme.

Venugopal had appeared in the Supreme Court for Travancore Devaswom Board before taking charge as Attorney General.