No Urgent Hearing On Plea Against Sabrimala “Purification”: Supreme Court

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Supreme Court said the contempt plea will be heard along with the pending review petitions.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing on a contempt petition moved by a lawyers' group against Sabarimala temple authorities for closing the shrine for "purification" after two women entered it.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said that the contempt petition will be heard along with the pending review petitions against the top court verdict which allowed women of all age groups to enter the Sabarimala temple.

Advocate P V Dinesh appearing for Indian Young Lawyers Association told the bench that the temple authorities closed the shrine on Wednesday for purification purpose after two women had entered the temple which is in violation of top court verdict.

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