Top lawyer Aryama Sundaram to represent TDB in Sabarimala case

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior advocate Aryama Sundaram will represent Travancore Devaswom Board, when the review peitions against women's entry in Sabarimala come before the Supreme Court on November 13.

Earlier, Abhishek Manu Singhvi was representing the case.

The top court will hear a bunch of petitions seeking a review of the verdict that allowed entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala Temple.

Kerala has been in tense sitution since the September 28 Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all age groups to enter Sabarimala temple. The BJP, Sangh Parivar and Congress have been backing the devotees who had turned out in large numbers against the court order.

The state government, on the other hand, has decided to go ahead and implement the top court verdict. The hill shrine had, of late, witnessed protests by devotees against the attempt by some young women, including journalists, to enter the temple.

Meanwhile, three lakh devotees, including 539 women in the age group between 10 to 50 years, are known to have registered on the online portal started by Kerala police for implementing Digitised Crowd Management System (DCMS) at Sabarimala Temple.