authorities that no woman, who has a desire to enter the Sabarimala temple, has not approached the court. It is also said that if the court makes rules in favor of women’s admission, then Indian women will continue to respect religious customs and will not enter Sabarmati itself. This argument is wrong. Historically legal reforms usually occur before socio-political changes. There was no social change overnight in the legal abolition of many ancient practices like sati or untouchability. Laws often force a related socio-cultural development.