New Delhi: The Supreme Court has referred the pleas in the Sabarimala verdict to a 7-judge Constitutional bench. The decision was passed with a 3:2 majority of the 5-judge bench. However, the Supreme Court has maintained that there would not be a stay in its September 28, 2018 judgement of the Supreme Court – which had lifted the ban that prevented women and girls between the age of 10 to 50 from entering the holy shrine.
Justice Nariman and Justice Chandrachud gave dissenting verdicts. The Supreme Court said, “…the entry of women into places of worship is not limited to this temple, it is involved in the entry of women into mosques and Parsi temples.”
Meanwhile, judicial experts say that as the case is referred to a larger bench, the earlier verdict of the 5-judge bench becomes weak.
(This is a developing story)