War in Sabarimala, Compromise in Piravom Church: CPM Government's Double Standards Exposed
Organiser   28-Nov-2018



“When 1000 police officers are deployed at Sabarimala, why is the government not able to facilitate security for 200 persons at the Piravom church?” the High Court asked the Government of Kerala
 
Today Kerala High Court slammed the CPM government on the Piravam Church case. Indirectly referring to the police excesses at Sabarimala, the court accused the state government of ‘double standards’.
Questioning the double standards of the government, the court asked “When 1000 police officers are deployed at Sabarimala, why is the government not able to facilitate security for 200 persons at the Piravom church?” The court also said that this double standard is indigestible for ordinary people.
 
Unlike the Sabarimala issue, instead of implementing the Supreme Court verdict, which is in favour of Orthodox faction, the state government was planning a compromise talk with two factions. The court observed that instead of compromise talks, implementation of the verdict was required.
 
HC asked the government why it was taking a different stand in the church case, when it is trying to implement the Supreme Court verdict in certain other cases (indirectly referring to Sabarimala).
 
On April 19, the Supreme Court had ordered to conduct administration as per the Malankara Orthodox Church constitution of 1934 in the Piravom Church, which was under the Jacobite faction. Orthodox church members had moved HC alleging injustice even after favourable SC verdict.