In a statement, the secretariat said the CPM's well stated position is that man- woman equality should be ensured in all spheres.
Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM state secretariat on Saturday said that the reports claiming that the party has taken a stand on Sabarimala issue in the backdrop of Supreme Court verdict were only part of the imagination of a section of the media.
In a statement, the secretariat said the CPM's well stated position is that man- woman equality should be ensured in all spheres. However, the government has to function on the basis of rules, laws and court verdicts.
It said the Chief Minister had already pointed out that clarity would be sought on SC verdict from legal experts and the government will take a stand accordingly.
The secretariat said the LDF governments had acted on the Sabarimala young women entry issue as per the High Court verdict of 1991 and till September 28, 2018 the same stand was applicable. After getting clarity on the recent verdict of the Supreme Court constitution bench, the government will discharge its constitutional responsibility of implementing the judgment.
Though it is government's responsibility to implement the current Supreme Court judgment, there is a general feeling in legal circles about certain confusion related to the verdict.
After getting the legal opinion, it is the constitutional responsibility of the government to discharge its duty of implementing whatever the majority verdict of top court has stated.
The government's stand has disappointed those forces who want to use the verdict for vested political interests and their intention reflects in the reports that are coming out.