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'Happy to bleed' activists move SC against the Sabrimala Temple ban

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 February 2016, 13:56 IST

Challenging the ban on the entry of women - between 10-50 years of age - into Kerala's iconic Sabrimala temple, women rights activists of the 'Happy to Bleed' campaign have moved the Supreme Court.

The activists, backed by senior lawyer and former Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising, asked the court how women could be discriminated from entering the temple on the grounds of a biological process.

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, which is hearing the Sabarimala temple entry issue, will consider their application. "The practice in Sabarimala temple of denying entry to women between 10-50 years into the temple violates rights of women under Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution," they contended.

The apex court is already hearing an appeal against the entry ban in which the campaign members have pleaded to be made a party.

First published: 16 February 2016, 13:56 IST
 
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