Threat against advocate who petitioned for women’s entry to Sabarimala temple a serious issue: Supreme Court

Friday, Jan 15, 2016,12:28 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Supreme Court has said that the threat against an advocate who petitioned for allowing menstruating women to enter Sabarimala temple is a serious issue.

The court has made it clear that even if the advocate withdraws from the case, the legal procedures in the case will continue.

The court made it clear that the case will be considered on January 18 as scheduled, and if needed, in the presence of Amicus Curie.

This was stated by a Division Bench headed by Justice Deepak Mishra in response to a complaint lodged by the Supreme Court Bar Council calling for ensuring safety of advocates.

A petition seeking entry for menstruating women in Sabarimala temple was filed by Young Lawyers Association of the Supreme Court. It was followed by threats over phone, social media and e-mail to Association secretary Mohammed Noushad Khan. He complained that the he is also facing death threats.