SABARIMALA … Sabarimala verdict to wait, issue to be referred to larger seven-member bench to review case

NEWS SABARIMALA VERDICT
NEW DELHI: A wider seven-member bench will review the Sabarimala verdict, no final word today, announced Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi who headed the Constitution Bench. Yes, to review … Review petitions will be heard in detail.

Significantly, the Sabarimala issue is now linked to similar issues of Muslim and Parsi women… Cases to be heard together, in detail, says court.

Chief Justice  Ranjan Gogoi started reading the verdict.on Sabarimala writ an review petitions. Two other judges of the bench too concurred with the CJI view. Justice Indu Malhotra among two judges who backed the CJI stand. 

Justice DY Chandrachud takes a dissenting view… Two judges, by dissent, said they are for rejection of the writ petitions, and stand by the earlier order to allow women entry. 

EARLIER ORDER
There is no stay on the 2018 verdict allowing women entry to Saabarimala. It will remain so until the seven-member bench gives its verdict.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had stated a day ago that the Kerala government will stand by the verdict.

PARSI, MUSLIM CASES REFERRED TO LARGER BENCH

The Supreme Court also referred to larger bench the cases relating to a demand from Muslim women to enter mosques for prayers. 

A similar case relating to entry of Parsi women also referred to larger bench.

ITEM …………………………………………………RAFALE


“NO” TO RAFALE REVIEW

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court rejected all review petitions in relation to its earlier order on Rafale deal by the Union Government. Earlier, the court had said it would not intervene in the Rafale defence deal.

RAHUL-MODI SLUR


The Supreme Court also rejected petitions against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “Chowkidar Chor Hai” slur against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2019 Lok Sabha poll campaign, but advised Rahul to exercise restraint in his utterances in future. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had, in a written submission before the court, stated he regreted his comment against Modi in relation to the Rafale deal. IHN-NN

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