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"We Are Disappointed That You Have Not Arrived At A Consensus," Says SC To Sabarimala Advocates, Next Hearing On Feb 3

Lawstreet Journal 1 Feb 2020 5:32am

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The Supreme Court on 30th January, 2020 has said that the nine-judge bench which is being set up to examine the scope of judicial review when religious faith and women’s equality are at odds, like in the Sabarimala case, will assemble on Monday (3 February, 2020) to frame issues and prepare schedules for the hearing of cases where faith and equality form the subject matter.

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde has said to Senior Advocates V. Giri, Arvind Datar, and Indira Jaising that "we are disappointed that you have not arrived at a consensus (on issues to be considered)."

The Constitution bench will pass orders with respect to the “case management", fixing timelines and other modalities related to the case on Monday, said Chief Justice Bobde.

The Supreme Court bench also comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant observed that the chart on the draft issues submitted by Giri will also be taken into account for consideration.

Jaising has also submitted before the bench that there were about 11 senior lawyers appearing for the petitioners and they were of the view that the court should not interfere in matters of religion. “I am a part of the few on the other side. I would need some clarification regarding which issue is being argued and by whom," said Jaising.

She asserted that there seems to be certain suggestions and recommendations that Senior Advocate Fali S. Nariman would be contending to argue on the issues of Parsi women entrants in the Towers of Silence.

When Jaising submitted that she… Continue Reading...

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