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Sabarimala temple hearing Highlights: CJI suggests meeting between opposing sides, grants parties 3-week time to file suggestions

Sabarimala Temple Issue in Supreme Court Today Highlights: The top court on January 6 had notified that the petition by Indian Young Lawyers Association, seeking review of its 2018 Sabarimala judgment, had been listed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2020 9:55:28 am
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Sabarimala Temple Issue in Supreme Court Highlights: Suggesting that the opposing sides in the Sabarimala temple case should meet to fine tune the issues already suggested by the Sabarimala bench, the CJI S A Bobde on Monday granted three-week time to file their suggestions. He said Supreme Court’s Secretary General will coordinate with lawyers in reframing or adding issues to be dealt by it.

The apex court began hearing the pleas relating to discrimination against women at religious places including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. The nine-judge bench said that it will only hear the questions referred in the review order passed by the court on November 14 in the Sabarimala temple issue. “We are not hearing review pleas of Sabarimala case. We are considering issues referred to by a 5-judge bench earlier,” PTI quoted the bench as saying.

An apex court bench, headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had on November 14 asked a larger bench to re-examine various religious issues, including the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple and mosques and the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

A total of 60 petitions were in Supreme Court for hearing by a nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde. The other judges on the bench are Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, B R Gavai, S A Nazeer, M M Shantanagoudar,  R Subhash Reddy, and Surya Kant. The new bench has no judge from the previous bench.

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    12:30 (IST)13 Jan 2020
    Kerala govt’s U-turn on issue

    While Kerala’s LDF government had taken a firm stand to allow young women at Sabarimala after the September 2018 SC verdict, and Devaswom Board had backed the move, the government seems to have had a rethink after the Left’s rout in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. In November, after SC kept review petitions on hold, the government pointed to “grey areas” in the judgment and indicated that it is “not going to take young women to the temple”.

    12:08 (IST)13 Jan 2020
    Last week, Sabarimala Board hinted that it may change stance on women’s entry

    Days before a nine-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court starts hearing the Sabarimala review petitions from January 13, the Travancore Devaswom Board, which runs the hill shrine in Kerala, is likely to depart from its earlier stand favouring entry for women of all ages. Read more...

    11:53 (IST)13 Jan 2020
    SC asks 4 senior lawyers to convene meeting between both parties

    SC asks 4 senior lawyers to convene meeting for deciding issues to be taken up by it in Sabarimala reference case

    11:30 (IST)13 Jan 2020
    Supreme Court grants parties three-weeks time to file suggestions

    Supreme Court grants both the parties three-weeks time to file their suggestions on the fine tuning of issues. Secretary General to convene conference of lawyers on January 17. Parties to tell the court whether any of the issues need to be reframed and or added and in what manner. 

    11:28 (IST)13 Jan 2020
    CJI suggests meeting between opposing sides to fine tune issues suggested by Sabarimala bench

    CJI suggests meeting between opposing sides to fine tune the issues already suggested by the Sabarimala bench. He says SC Secretary General will convene the meeting.

    11:20 (IST)13 Jan 2020
    On Nov 14, SC asked larger bench to re-examine various religious issues

    The apex court had on November 14 asked a larger bench to re-examine various religious issues, including the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple and mosques and the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community. The majority verdict by a bench headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and decided to keep pending pleas seeking a review of its decision regarding entry of women into the shrine, and said restrictions on women in religious places was not restricted to Sabarimala alone and was prevalent in other religions as well.

    11:15 (IST)13 Jan 2020
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    Welcome to The Indian Express Live blog. Stay tuned for latest updates on Sabarimala hearing.

    The top court on January 6 had notified that the petition by Indian Young Lawyers Association, seeking review of its 2018 Sabarimala judgment, had been listed. “Take notice that the following matters will be listed for hearing before a Nine Judges Constitution Bench commencing from Monday the 13th January, 2020”, the notice said.

    While referring the matter to a larger bench, the five-judge bench had however said that the debate on the constitutional validity of practices like barring entry of women into a religious place was not limited to the Sabarimala case. There are restrictions on entry of Muslim women into the mosques and 'dargahs' whereas Parsi women, married to non-Parsi men, are not allowed at the holy fire place of an Agyari, it said adding that time has come for the apex court to evolve a judicial policy to ensure "substantial and complete justice".

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