Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Sabarimala

Old video of retired SC judge saying ‘Communists taking over Hindu temples’ resurfaces, goes viral

In the video, Retd Justice Indu Malhotra is heard saying that she had 'halted' such takeovers in Kerala where state government takes over Hindu temples 'for revenue'.

Karnataka HC must determine if hijab is an essential practice in Islamic law, says state govt

Advocate General says it will enable institutions to determine restrictions in dress code. State’s stand is ‘element of introducing religious dress shouldn’t be there in uniform’.

Sabarimala shadow on Kerala polls — murmurs of ‘BJP only party for Hindus’ in Pathanamthitta

The BJP, which has made electoral inroads in Pathanamthitta district where the Sabarimala shrine is located, is now being seen as a ‘protector of Hindus’.

Even agnostic Nehru protected traditions, Sabarimala promise not anti-women: Kerala Congress

In an interview to ThePrint, Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran said UDF promise to bring in law to protect Sabarimala traditions isn’t violative of gender equality.

Farmers’ chakka jam & the optics game, Congress moves ‘backwards’ to Sabarimala

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

39 Covid cases in Sabarimala since pilgrim season began last week, temple to ramp up testing

Among the 39 positive cases, 27 are temple employees, while rest are police personnel and pilgrims. The pilgrimage season will continue till 20 January 2021.

Why Kerala govt’s decision to allow Pongala is more political than religious

The festival for women comes amid the coronavirus threat but the backlash after the Sabarimala issue may have forced Kerala's Left-front govt to allow the festivities.

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging CAA after Sabarimala matter

Attorney General K K Venugopal told the top court bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, that the Centre would file a reply to the CAA pleas in a few days.

Delhi election & Sabarimala: Why Article 25 is now caught between Constitution and religion

Indian secularism and the effectiveness of its constitutional values are under test – both in the Sabarimala temple case and the Delhi assembly election.

Before Sabarimala, there were only 15 nine-judge bench rulings. Here are 5 landmark cases

The setting up of a nine-judge bench is rare, and the Sabarimala bench is only the 16th in Supreme Court’s 70-year history.

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TV channels said they are ‘Enemy No 1’ of PFI. Showed offices, flag, funding, even Osama

Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami was vehement: 'This is a battle for the real Indian identity, and therefore, ladies and gentlemen, the PFI must be destroyed.'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.