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Will not reconsider 1995 'Hindutva verdict': Supreme Court

News Agencies | First published: 25 October 2016, 16:09 IST
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The Supreme Court, on 25 October, said it will not re-examine its 1995 verdict on Hindutva at this stage.

A seven-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, said the court will not go into the larger debate as to what Hindutva is or what is its meaning and will not re-consider the 1995 judgement.

The apex court is hearing a matter related to electoral malpractices arising out of its 1995 judgement, popularly known as the 'Hindutva' verdict.

The remarks were made by the bench when some advocates sought to intervene in the ongoing hearing which commenced last Tuesday.

Last week, social activist Teesta Setalvad had sought to intervene in the matter with an application stating religion and politics should not be mixed and a direction be passed to de-link religion from politics.

The apex court bench also comprised Justices MB Lokur, SA Bobde, AK Goel, UU Lalit, DY Chandrachud and L Nageshwar Rao.

The remarks were made by the bench when, at the outset of the hearing, some advocates sought to intervene in the ongoing hearing which commenced last Tuesday.

 
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