A nine bench judge gave the directions in a reference made during the Sabarimala review petition; it said it will consider issues related to essential religious practices, the interplay between fundamental rights and faith, judicial review and other aspects. A reference is made by a court when there is reasonable doubt about a question of law.
Since the lawyers were unable to frame the issue and were unable to agree on a common solution, the Solicitor General recommends the bench to reframe the issues, and give suggestion in a draft. A ten-day hearing period is set for the case.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi noticed that certain issues were common to the pending cases concerning the
The Court will decide considering the following articles:
The next hearing will be held in the first week of February.