The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), through a Facebook yesterday, alluded to lending support for the Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all ages to enter Sabarimala. The association said that it ‘stands by the constitution’ and ‘supports all initiatives that acknowledge the dignity of women.’
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Though the post did not carry the words ‘Sabarimala’ or ‘Supreme Court verdict,’ it has to be read together with the Supreme Court verdict that explicitly said that prohibiting women from entering the temple was tantamount to violation of the constitution as it denied Hindu women to practice religion under Article 25.
Incidentally, actress Parvathy Thiruvoth, a member of WCC, had recently said that barring women from entering temples during menstruation period was a form of discrimination and that she stood by the Supreme Court verdict on the Sabarimala issue. The Qarib Qarib Singlle star said that menstrual cycle won’t hold her back from going to a temple if she wished to.
The actress had also said that members of WCC were losing out on film opportunities ever since they became part of the organization. Barring director Aashiq Abu ’s upcoming movie Virus, the actress said she hasn’t received any new film offers.
Meanwhile, popular Malayalam writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair had welcomed the Sabarimala verdict. According to Manorama new, he also criticized the recent protests staged by Hindu activists against the verdict saying it would take Kerala back a century. Calling the government’s bid to implement the Supreme Court verdict as ‘progressive’, the Randamoozham author said that the violent protests that took place at the temple was a ‘disgrace.’