Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Sabarimala Temple

  • The Right to Enter Places of Worship: When God is Neutral, is Gender Discrimination Justified?

    —Radhika Agarwal and Devika Agarwal, Research Associates at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India “God does not discriminate between men and women, so why should there be gender discrimination in the premises of the temple?” The Supreme Court of India posed a pertinent question to the Travancore Devaswom Board, while hearing a recently-filed petition on the constitutional right of women to enter the Sabarimala Temple in the Indian state of Kerala.