Supreme Court grants protection to Sabrimala PIL petitioner after threats to his life

Supreme Court has granted protection to the president of the Indian Young Lawyers Association, the petitioner in the challenge to the rule against entry to women in the Sabrimala Temple in Kerala.

Petitioner had sought to withdraw the PIL asserting that there have been innumerable threats inclusive of death threats to the President of the Petitioner-Association, namely, Indian Young Lawyers’ Association for agitating the grievance in the writ petition preferred under Article 32 of the Constitution of India which is basically a public interest litigation.

Bench of Justices Dipak Misra, PC Ghose and NV Ramana observed that if his submissions were true, it would definitely have the strength to create a dent in the fundamental concept of Rule of Law which is sacrosanct in a democratic body polity.

Read Order here.

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