New Delhi: A 9-member bench of the Supreme Court will complete the hearing in 10 days regarding discrimination against women of different religions. Chief Justice SA Bobde told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that a 9-judge bench would not hear the matter for more than 10 days. Actually, Tusshar Mehta said before the court that the lawyers of the top court sit together, but are unable to form a consensus on the questions to be considered by the bench.
During the hearing of the petition to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the apex court had said that women of many religions are being discriminated against. We will consider all the episodes. After this, a five-member bench headed by the then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi passed the judgment to the 9-member bench with a 3: 2 decision. Now the 9-member bench will consider the discrimination against women in all religious places including Sabarimala.
A nine-member bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde is hearing 60 petitions. The bench consists of Justice R Bhanumati, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice MM Shantanagoudar, Justice SA Nazir, Justice R Subhash Reddy, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Suryakant.