Indian Young Lawyers Assn. (Sabarimala Temple-5J.) v. State of Kerala, (2019) 11 SCC 1
The writ petition filed in Public Interest inter-alia, seeking issuance of directions against the Government of Kerala, Devaswom Board of Travancore, Chief Thanthri of Sabarimala Temple and the District Magistrate of Pathanamthitta to ensure entry of female devotees between the age group of 10 to 50 years to Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala (Kerala) which has been denied to them on the basis of certain custom and usage and to declare Rule 3(b) of the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorisation of Entry) Rules, 1965 framed in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4 of the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorisation of Entry) Act, 1965 (7 of 1965) as unconstitutional being violative of Articles 14, 15, 25 and 51-A(e) of the Constitution of India. A further direction for the safety of women pilgrims was also sought.