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Will implement SC decision on Padmanabha vault: Govt

The Kerala government on Monday made it clear that it would implement whatever decision the Supreme Court took on opening vault 'B' of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here. Devaswom Minister Kadakkampally Surendran held talks with the members of the erstwhile Travancore royal family here to hear their views on the matter.

He later told reporters that the royal family was against the opening of the vault as according to them, there were "ritualistic restrictions" on the opening of the "sacred" vault, which had never been opened before. However, the government has made it clear that whatever decision the apex court takes on the matter, it would be implemented. The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae (an impartial adviser to a court of law in a particular case) in the matter, Gopal Subramaniam, is also expected to meet the members of the royal family soon.
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