In this photo taken on January 11, 2019, Bindu Ammini (R) and Kanakadurga (L), the two Indian women who entered the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple, pose for photographs during an interview with the media in Kochi in the southern state of Kerala. - Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga have moved to more than 10 safe houses since they infuriated Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India's holiest temples that for generations banned women of menstruating age. (Photo by STR / AFP) / TO GO WITH India-women-temple-politics,INTERVIEW by Chintha Mary Anil
In this photo taken on January 11, 2019, Bindu Ammini (R) and Kanakadurga (L), the two Indian women who entered the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple, pose for photographs during an interview with the media in Kochi in the southern state of Kerala. - Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga have moved to more than 10 safe houses since they infuriated Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India's holiest temples that for generations banned women of menstruating age. (Photo by STR / AFP) / TO GO WITH India-women-temple-politics,INTERVIEW by Chintha Mary Anil

Kanakadurga, who created history by praying at the Sabarimala temple on January 2, welcomed the Supreme Court's decision on Thursday which referred the issue of entry of women into the temple and other religious places to a larger seven-judge bench, saying since the verdict does not ban entry, I will go again.

"Today's verdict is encouraging. There is no stay on the September 28 (2018) verdict which opened the temple to women of all ages. I will go again," Kanakadurga told the media at Malappuram.

Kanakadurga and Bindu Ammini, both aged below 50, prayed at the Sabarimala temple on January 2 with police security amid huge protests.

Ammini said that since Thursday's verdict doesn't stay the previous year's historic decision, women are free to go and pray at the temple.

"The Kerala government should ensure that they provide all the support to women who want to go and pray at Sabarimala," Ammini told the media here.

The Supreme Court on Thursday referred all review pleas for its 2018 Sabarimala verdict to a larger 7-judge bench. The Sabarimala review petitions will remain pending till the issue is decided by the larger Bench.

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