SC fixes 10-day period for hearing issues of discrimination against women at religious places

Supreme Court today said that its nine-judge Constitution bench would wrap up proceedings within 10 days in the matter relating to discrimination against women in various religions and at religious places including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that questions to be dealt with would be purely legal in nature.

The observations came when Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the case before the bench. He said that in pursuance of the court’s earlier direction a meeting of lawyers took place, but it could not finalize the common legal questions for consideration of the nine-judge bench.

The court will consider issues related to entry of Muslim women into mosques, female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community and barring of Parsi women married to non-Parsi men from the holy fire place at Agiary.


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