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SC to hear petition on rights of women

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRAMOD KUMAR
Published : Jan 7, 2020, 2:05 am IST
Updated : Jan 7, 2020, 2:05 am IST

The hearing will address discriminatory religious practices prevailing in the Muslim, Parsi and Dawoodi Bohra communities.

Supreme Court of India
 Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: Beginning January 13, a nine-judge constitution bench will hear a reference relating to women’s right to equality vis-a-vis essential religious practices under Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution.

The hearing will address discriminatory religious practices prevailing in the Muslim, Parsi and Dawoodi Bohra communities. According to a notice issued by the top court registry Monday, a nine-judge constitution bench will begin hearing.

 

The five-judge constitution bench made the reference to a larger seven-judge bench while hearing a batch of petitions, seeking reconsideration of the top court’s 2018 verdict permitting women of all ages in Lord Ayyappa’s Sabrimala temple.

The top court, vide its November 14, 2019 order, referred to the seven-judge constitution bench the question of entry of menstruating women aged 10 to 50 years in Lord Ayyappa’s Sabarimala temple, and issues relating to discriminatory religious practices in the Muslim, Parsi and Dawoodi Bohra communities.

However, as per the notice issued by the top court registry Monday, the matter will now be heard by a constitution bench of nine judges.

 

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