Kochi: Kerala Government has approached the Supreme Court against the three-member monitoring committee, appointed by the High Court, contending that it infringes on the independent functioning of the police and the executive.
The State plea, seeking a stay on the monitoring committee comprising Justices P R Raman and Siri Jagan and DGP A Hemachandran, says it favours the appointment of a committee by the top court to oversee Sabarimala.
The petition seeks to highlight the clear demarcation between the judiciary and the executive, whose domain is the administration. It points out that any overlap in demarcations would adversely affect the functioning of the executive, the police.
The HC committee recently visited Sabarimala and apprised itself of the festival season arrangements and infrastructure before submitting a report to the court....