The famous temple of Lord Ayappa is in controversy because of barred the
entry of women from the 10 to 50 years. Supporter of North entry of women
argue that this is a tradition which is continue since the long time and in
other hand feminist claims that It is a violation of right to worship guaranteed under Article from 25 to 28 . In this Article I will
right of women, and validity of Sabarimala temple tradition.
I am fully favour in the worship right of women, because Article 25 says
that everyone has right to conscience , profession and practice and propagation
of religion with subject to public order, morality, health and other
fundamental right and Right to worship in a temple is a fundamental right of
No Entry of women between the age of 10 to 50 is a violation of Right to
equality and equal protection of law ( Article 14) , Article 15 (3) which
says that No laws can be against the women and the term law means not only
parliament made laws but also all laws enshrined in Article 13 includes
Rules, Regulation, Ordinance, Custom, and Usage, therefore the tradition of Sabarimala temple contrary to the Article 15 (3).
And It is a untouchability with the specific age group of women while
Article 17 talk about the Abolition of untouchability.
And it is not only a violation of women's fundamental rights but also it
is a crime under the protection of civil rights Act 1955.
And Disclosing the identity of menstruation women is a violation of right to
privacy under the Article 21 of Indian Constitution and In Puttaswamy v.
Union of India
case supreme Court held that Right to Right to privacy is a
In Conclusion I want to says that Lord Ayappa is not a property of any
and It is very shameful that in on hand Women are regarded as the symbol of
goddess and another hand they can not worship because of his biological identity
. And Prohibition of women is a form of untouchability. The sole basic
of restriction is menstruation of women. To keep away menstruation women is a
form of untouchability which is a crime under the protection of Civil rights
And it is not a valid justification that that tradition is very old they may be
wrong like sati, child marriage and Right to worship in Temples are a
fundamental rights of every individual.
As a citizen of India I appeal to all person for support the entry of all age
group women because Article 51A (e) says that it is a duty of the citizen to
oppose the such tradition which affect the dignity of women.
Articles on Sabarimala:
Devotion Cannot Be Subjected To Gender Discrimination, SC Allows Women Entry
In Sabarimala By 4:1 Majority
Freedom of Religion and Sabrimala Judgement (2018)
Sabrimala Case Verdict
All about the Sabrimala Temple
Religion and Equality in Liberal Constitutionalism
A Year of Constitutional Morality
Sabarimala - Prejudices, Misconceptions and Ignorance