Women Can Pray At The Sabrimala Temple, Says SC
The Sabrimala Temple has been keeping women out of its hallowed halls for a long time.
They do have strong reasons.
Because if women are menstruating, they shouldn’t pray.
Yes, you would argue that this is a biological function and not something women voluntarily choose to have, but you are making a rational argument. And this is no country for something like that.
However, things are set to chance as the Supreme Court has said that denying women entry into the temple is against the constitutional mandate. “Your (intervener) right to pray being a woman, is equal to that of a man and it is not dependent on a law to enable you to do that,” said Justice D.Y. Chandrachud.
Yes, we were thinking the same thing.
However, the powers that be at the temple argue that keeping women away is important because they “can’t do” the tough 41-day penance.
And why is that, you ask?
Because we bleed within 41 days.
Pretty sure they thought this was a convincing argument.
Anyway, the Supreme Court cut them down to size saying once you’ve thrown a place of worship open to the public, you can’t choose who gets to pray on the basis of gender.
It’s against the constitution.
We couldn’t agree more.