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Sabarimala : Devaswom board to decide its legal course today

Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram : The board managing the Sabarimalat emple, in the eye of a storm over entry of women of menstrual age, Monday said it has the responsibility of protecting the faith of devotees and traditions of the shrine and would decide on Tuesday its stand to be taken in the Supreme Court.

The Travancore Devaswom Board would meet here on Tuesday and take a decision on its legal course to be taken in the court where review petitions have been filed against its recent order lifting the centuries-old ban on entry of women in 10-50 age group into the Lord Ayyappa temple, its chief A Padmakumar said here.

"The TDB has the legal responsibility to protect the interest of devotees. We also have to look into the rituals and customs of the temple.The board will make its intervention in Supreme Court without harming this," he told reporters.

His remarks assume significance in the wake of the Supreme Court on Monday saying it would decide tomorrow as to when the petitions, seeking review of its verdict on Sabarimala, will be listed for hearing. PTI

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