Women’s Commission hails Kerala government’s stand on women’s entry in Sabarimala

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016,12:37 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Hyderabad | National Commission for Women (NCW) has termed as a “very good move” the Kerala government’s stand to allow entry of women of all age groups in famous Sabarimala shrine.

“That is a good thing. I think it is a good (decision)…How long can you hold out. They (LDF government in Kerala) have said women from all ages can now come (in temple),” NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said.

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it favoured the entry of women of all age groups in the historic Sabarimala temple in the southern state.

“Others should also allow … most temples women are allowed … I think there is some gender bias, but that is slowly going now. That (the stand taken by LDF) is a very good move,” said Kumaramangalam, who is also a member of the BJP’s national executive.