SC refers Sabarimala issue to larger 7-judge bench

Nov 14, 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the issue of entry of women into Sabarimala temple and other religious places to a larger seven-judge bench.

The Supreme Court in a 3:2 verdict referred the Sabarimala issue to a larger bench.

Justices R.F. Nariman and D.Y. Chandrachud dissented while Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Indu Malhotra and A.M. Khanwilkar were in favour of referring the matter to a larger bench.

However, there is no stay on the September 28, 2018 judgement which lifted the ban on the entry of women aged between 10 and 50 in the temple.

According to this order, women of all ages can visit the shrine till a larger bench decides this issue.

IANS