Sabarimala Temple case: Fresh plea for 50% women judges in constitution bench filed in SC

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 20:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 27 (ANI): A fresh plea has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding 50 percent of women judges in the constitution bench that will hear the Sabarimala Temple case.

The plea also sought creation of special jury comprising 'people of eminence' to take decision in a particular time frame.

Earlier on October 13, the apex court referred the Sabarimala temple case to a Constitution bench.

The apex court had reserved the order on referring the case to a constitution bench in February.

The court raised six questions on the issue to be considered by the Constitution bench.

The top court had been hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the ban on entry of women into the Sabarimala hill temple.

The temple, situated in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, restricts women aged between 10 and 50 from visiting the premises.

In January 2016, the court had questioned the ban, saying this could not be done under the Constitution. (ANI)