Sabarimala issue: TDB’s preliminary discussion with Tantri family and Pandalam family fails to reach consensus

The preliminary talks convened by the Travancore Devaswom Board to end the deadlock, formed in the Sabarimala issue after the top court of the country made a controversial judgement supporting the right of women of all ages to worship inside the temple as against the age-old tradition followed by the temple that prevents the entry of women aged between ten and fifty inside the premises of the hill temple, has failed to reach a consensus or a positive conclusion.

The Tantri family (the family members of the chief priest of the temple), the members of various organisations working for the good of the temple and the Pandalam family (the family members of the Pandalam royal family) have taken a stern stand in the meeting that the board should give the assure that it would file a review petition against the SC verdict, in that meeting itself.

As per the board’s statement, it can be assumed that those attended the meeting have not shown patience to give the board at least twenty-four hours time to discuss with the government about the demand of the review petition.

Anyway, it is said that the board is willing to go any extent to find a solution to the issue. It has already informed all concerned that it would continue its effort to find a solution.




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