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Sabarimala temple row: SC to hear review petitions on February 6

The verdict led to protests and as many as four dozen petitions were filed in the apex court seeking review of the decision.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 1, 2019 4:02:33 am
Women, in the age group of 10-50 years, are traditionally barred from entering the Sabarimala temple. (Photo credit: PTI/File)

The Supreme Court will hear review petitions challenging its verdict lifting age restrictions on the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple on February 6.

According to a notice issued by the Additional Registrar (Listing), the matter will come up before a Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra at 10.30 am on February 6.

The review petitions were originally scheduled to be heard on January 22, but could not be taken up as Justice Malhotra was on medical leave.

A bench comprising the then CJI Dipak Misra and Justices Nariman, Khanwilkar, Chandrachud and Malhotra had in a 4-1 verdict on September 28 last year set aside rules which upheld age restrictions on entry of women to the shrine.

While CJI Misra and Justices Nariman, Khanwilkar, and Chandrachud favoured lifting the restrictions, Justice Malhotra, the lone woman judge on the bench, ruled in favour of the customs.

The verdict led to protests and as many as four dozen petitions were filed in the apex court seeking review of the decision.

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