Sabarimala Temple row: Justice and power

Shantanu Dutta

The quest for justice is a slippery slope. We think that this is something only to be administered in courts, by wise judges after listening to arguments presented by learned advocates. But the truth is more complicated than that as we can see from the vehement public outcry against the Supreme Court judgment allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple.

Pledge to build compassionate, inclusive, secure, self reliant and self-respecting India: Nobel laureate Satyarthi at Vijay Dashmi function of RSS

Dr. Lalit Kishore

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during Vijay Dashmi function held by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at its headquraters in Nagpur, speaking to the gathering Satyarthi said, "Not only does this festival of Vijaya Dashmi signify the victory of Rama over Ravana but it also celebrates the triumph of humility over ego; morality over immorality and compassion over cruelty. This day actually celebrates renunciation of throne by exile ridden Rama and the victory of the most down-trodden, marginalised, and excluded people residing in villages, forests, and foothills under the reigns of their revered deity."