Supreme Court to hear Sabarimala related petition, this is latest

The crucial Sabarimala related petition is pending with the Supreme Court but it may not start the hearing from January 22 of this year.

This is even when the pleas seeking review of the Sabarimala verdict are pending with the top court.

It is said that one of the judges is on medical leave.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that Justice Indu Malhotra, the lone woman judge of the five-judge constitution bench which had delivered the verdict in the Sabarimala case, is on leave on medical grounds.

The bench, which also comprised Justices L Nageswara Rao and SK Kaul, said that the hearing, which is scheduled to start from January 22, may not take place.

The observation came after lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara mentioned the case and sought live streaming of hearing on the petitions seeking review of the top court’s verdict allowing all women inside Sabarimala temple, on January 22.

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