The verdict had set off massive street protests in Kerala. The annual pilgrimage season saw violent protests as devotees of Lord Ayyappa, the celibate god, tried to stop women and girls between the ages of 10 and 50 years from entering the temple shrine.

It will not only be the single largest investment to Kerala but is also a complete ‘Make in India’ initiative, which is aimed at reducing dependence on imports.

The apex court said this upholding the plea by Mohammed Salim, born to Mohammed Ilias and Valliamma, court described him as their legitimate child.

The Kerala government in its defense said the court that it has already provided security to the two women and added that ever since the Constitution Bench judgment of September 2018 lifted the ban, 51 women have already entered the temple shrine.

The ace politician took a dig at Modi and attacked Bharatiya Janata Party of biasness. He wrote " It seems that under the BJP even God must serve a political purpose & members of other parties must not be allowed to worship in the prime ministerial presence!"

Meanwhile, PM Modi slammed the Left Democratic Front (LDF) govt saying they no different than the one ruled by Congress-led United Democratic Front.