28 January Friday

SC Puts Off Sabarimala Review For 3 Weeks; Asks Opposing Sides To Finalise Issues For Review

Web Desk‌Updated: Monday Jan 13, 2020

NEW DELHI : The Supreme court on Monday, ended Savarunaka hearing scheduled today suggesting that, the opposing sides ‘fine tune’ issues suggested by the previous Constitution Bench in the case. 

Following this, the SC Secretary General has called a conference of parties’ lawyers on 17 Jan, to tell the court if any issue needs to be reframed or added and in what manner.

On 14 November, the previous Bench had asked a larger Bench to re-examine various religious issues, including the enry of women into Sabarimala Temple, mosques, the practice of female genital mutilation in Dawoodi Bohra community and ban on Parsi women who marry outside the community from participating in religious rituals.

The apex court today also clarified,  the larger Bench will not review the entire case pertaining to women entry, rather limit itself to points of contest that shall now be 'fine tuned' by the opposite sides.

The 9-Member Constitution Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde includes Justices R Banumati, Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, Mohan M Shantanagoudar, S Abdul Nazeer, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gaval and Surya Kant.