The controversial list of women, who entered Sabarimala, was compiled with details of people, who registered through a software developed by a company in Technopark
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has asked the Kerala Police to clear the errors in the controversial fake list of women.
According to a submission by the Kerala government before the Supreme Court, at least 51 women under the age of 50 had entered the Sabarimala shrine this season. The Kerala government’s counsel submitted a list in the apex court in reply to a petition filed by Bindu and Kanakadurga, who sought 24x7 police protection after having entered the shrine.
MyNation tried to contact these 51 women, who are said to have entered the shrine. Two of the men (not women), who responded to the calls, agreed that they had entered the shrine. Calls to the remaining numbers were either met with no response or the numbers were not on service. The two, who attended the call, said they had entered the shrine with their friends and other devotees. The group did not comprise any woman.
The additional director general of police, Anil Kanth, who is in charge of Sabarimala, will check the list. 7,564 women of menstrual age had booked in the virtual queue. As per reports, the new list would be made soon.
The list was compiled with details of people, who registered through a software. As per reports and according to the rules and law, there shouldn’t be any mistakes in documents submitted in the Supreme Court and the high courts. If a mistake is found in the list, then strict action can be taken against the officer, who filed the list, which can even result in imprisonment. As per reports, this has forced the government to modify the list.
Chief secretary, home secretary and law secretary discussed this and came to a conclusion that this mistake could affect the government when the court considers review petitions against women’s entry into Sabarimala. The details regarding women’s entry into Sabarimala was not submitted to the law department, nor any advice was sought.
Out of 16.2 lakh people that registered in the virtual queue, 8.6 lakh people trekked to Sabarimala. As per sources, the police said that it’s difficult to check the details of every person on the list.
Meanwhile, Sasikumar Varma, the Pandalam royal family representative said that the state government has landed in a huge problem after submitting the list of young women in the Supreme Court. Varma said to media that it was not necessary to submit such a fake list in the Supreme Court.
Varma also explained that he is still ready to hold discussions with the state government to resolve the issue. The situation worsened due to the government’s adamant stand, he said. This will have a negative impact on Sabarimala. Pinarayi Vijayan should directly get involved to settle the matter, he said.
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Last Updated Jan 20, 2019, 11:41 AM IST