Above: Sabrimala temple (file pic)/Photo: UNI
The apex court on Monday (July 17) adjourned the hearing of the plea seeking entry of women in the age group of 10-50 Sabarimala temple till tomorrow.
The same SC five-judge constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton F Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra who heard the section 377 case will be hearing this case.
The top court had on October 13 last year referred the Sabrimala temple issue involving the entry of women, in the age group of 10-50, into the temple, or not, to a five-judge Constitution bench while also raising six questions on the issue to be considered by the Constitution bench.
The six questions put up by the three judge bench of the apex court, included, whether the gender discrimination was made while stopping women from entering the temple, and such kind of ban hurts the religious practice of the fairer sex.
—India Legal Bureau