The Supreme Court upheld the reference to larger bench of the legal questions surrounding entry of women into the Sabarimala temple.
A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde held that the Supreme Court, while exercising its powers under review jurisdiction, is empowered to frame legal questions and refer the same to a larger bench. The court also reframed questions to be heard by the bench.
The review petitions will be decided after the nine-judge bench answers the legal questions referred to it.
The seven questions that the larger bench of SC will consider:
The bench held that the reference was maintainable and held that questions of law can be referred to a larger bench in a review.
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