A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, "Gender equality is a constitutional message and they (temple management) cannot say that this (banning women) comes under their right to manage religious affairs."
Several injured in stampede at Sabarimala
In the last phase of the Mandalam season at Sabarimala there is a huge rush of pilgrims from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Several people at the temple were injured in a stampede. The injured were taken to hospital.