New Delhi/Bengaluru: The Supreme Court on Friday, December 11 has refused to entertain a plea for the early hearing of the Karnataka government’s petition against ‘Made Snana’ ritual performed by the Malekudiya community.
A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice TS Thakur told advocate Bharathi representing the Adivasi Budakattu Hitrarakshana Vedike that the plea will be heard after winter vacations. Adivasi Budakattu Hitarakshana Vedike has been urging the Court to lift the stay on the ritual.
Acting on a petition filed by the Vedike requesting early hearing of the plea, the Karnataka High Court on November 19, 2014 had ordered that ‘Made Snana’ would continue to be performed by the devotees during ‘Shashti’. The court stated that no modifications shall be done in the practice citing sentiments of the people offering the ritual. Later on December 12, 2014, the Supreme Court had stayed the order of the Karnataka High Court.