Kerala govt says no probe into Sabarimala `Makara Jyothi`
Kochi: Kerala Government on Thursday informed the state high court that it does not propose to conduct any kind of probe into the controversy relating to `Makara Jyothi` and `Makara Vilakku` in the backdrop of the Jan 14 Sabarimala
tragedy which claimed 102 lives.
The submission in this regard was made by Government Pleader before the division bench comprising justice Thothathil B Radhakrishnan and justice PS Gopinath when 3 petitions, including that by Rationalists association came up before the bench.
The GP said the chief minister has already stated that the government does not want to hold any probe in this regard.
He pointed at media reports quoting Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, stating that the Government was not going to probe whether it was a divine phenomenon or man-lit exercise as the whole issue was a matter of faith for millions.
The bench had earlier wanted to know if `Makara Jyothi` was man made and the difference between `Makara Jyothi` and `Makara Vilakku`.
Meanwhile, since the matter was of public interest, the devaswom bench posted the three petitions before the Chief Justice J Chelameswar, for further hearing.
While Sreekumar, a former Melsanthi (Priest) wanted a judicial probe into the tragedy, another did not want a probe. The Rationalist association did not want government machinery to be involved in the lighting of `Makara Vilakku`.
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