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Sabarimala temple case: SC refers matter to Constitution bench

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 October 2017, 11:58 IST

The Supreme Court on 13 October referred the Sabarimala temple case to a Constitution bench.

The apex court had reserved the order on referring the case to a constitution bench in February. The court raised six questions on the issue to be considered by the Constitution bench.

The top court had been hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the ban on entry of women into the Sabarimala hill temple.

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The temple, situated in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, restricts women aged between 10 and 50 from visiting the premises.

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In January 2016, the court had questioned the ban, saying this could not be done under the Constitution. 


First published: 13 October 2017, 11:18 IST