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VARIETY

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Sabrimala temple, Menstruation, Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala protests

Sabarimala protests: How action has shifted from the Supreme Court back to Kerala

A purely legal argument may be made regarding ‘faith’ versus the jurisdiction of courts to enter into the sphere of ‘religious practice’.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala, Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala protests

Sabarimala: Why BJP wants to 'empower' Muslim women but is against equal rights for its Hindu daughters

Right-wing forces are mobilising women against women’s right to spiritual equality in Hinduism.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Indu malhotra, Dipak Misra, Supreme Court, Lord Ayyappa

Sabarimala temple verdict: Bravo, My Lords! But what about these?

Several religious places in the country either bar women or allow them only at certain times. Is the Supreme Court looking their way?

VARIETY

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Supreme Court, Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala temple, Sabarimala temple verdict

Sabarimala temple verdict: Why we need to hail SC for striking down centuries-old practice

Religion has been used far too long as a tool to deny women an equal footing in society.

VOICES

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Lord Ayyappa, Mythology, Section 377, Homosexuality

Homosexuality was accepted by Hindu gods. So what is your problem?

Our traditions entrench the belief that anything that gives pleasure to the body is lousy and lustful and should be treated as a crime.