Supreme Court today hearing the plea from Kanaka Durga and Bindu, the two women who were first to enter Sabarimala told the Kerala government to provide adequate and full protection for the women on Friday, January 18, 2019.
The women took the decision to approach the Apex court after Kanaka Durga was allegedly attacked by her mother. The Kerala government was represented by senior lawyer Vijay Hansaria, who while replying to the petition submitted by Bindu and Kanakadurga told the Supreme Court that 51 women have entered Sabarimala after the Supreme Court verdict. The government also submitted a list of names of the women who entered Sabarimala.
Senior advocate Indira Jaising representing Bindu and Kanakadurga also sought directions from the apex court to authorities to not shut the temple for cleansing after the entry of any woman of reproductive age but SC bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said it would not go into now.