Sabarimala: SC to consider Rehana Fathima's petition on Friday


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The supreme court has also listed the counter petition filed against Rehana Fathima’s petition by All India Ayyappa Dharma Prachara Sabha

New Delhi: The supreme court would consider Rehana Fathima’s petition seeking security to trek Sabarimala on Friday. The petition would be considered by a three–member bench headed by CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde. The other jurists of the panel would be justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant.

The supreme court has also listed the counter petition filed against Rehana Fathima’s petition by All India Ayyappa Dharma Prachara Sabha. The Araya Samaj submitted an application in the supreme court requesting to join as party in Rehana's petition.

Meanwhile, Bindu Ammini's plea for permission to trek Sabarimala has not yet been listed to be considered on Friday. Bindu Ammini has filed the plea on the review petition filed by Sabarimala Tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru.

According to sources close to supreme court Bindu Ammini’s petition should be considered by the constitution bench which first considered the matter. With the retirement of former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the bench should be reorganized with the addition of new member.

When justice Indira Jaising had mentioned Bindu's plea last week, Chief Justice had said that it will be considered this week. The final list of cases to be considered on Friday will come out only on Thursday.

Last week, Chief Justice had observed that the verdict issued by the Constitution Bench allowing entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala in 2018 was not final. Chief Justice pointed out that the matter is still under consideration by a seven-judge bench.

However, sources said justice B R Gavai, who is a member of the bench hearing the plea of ​​Rehana, had earlier asked whether women of all ages can now enter Sabarimala.

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