The High Court of Kerala observed that police excess cannot be permitted in Sabarimala in the guise of implementing the SC judgment on women entry. The special bench for consideration of Devaswom Matters orally remarked that police arrangements causing hardships to genuine devotees.
High Court asked the State Attorney under what authority police can restrict devotees’ right to worship. Police cannot be present in the Nadappandal, which is a resting place for devotees; the place of police is in the barracks, observed High Court.
In 2017 a single police officer could manage a huge crowd of devotees at Sannidanam and this year the left government made a police camp at Sabarimala.