Published On : Fri, Oct 13th, 2017

Sabarimala case: SC refers matter to 5-judge Constitution bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has referred the issue of restrictions on entry of women to Sabarimala temple to a five-judge Constitution bench.

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

The temple, situated in Pathanamthitta district, restricts women aged between 10 and 50 from taking the pilgrimage to Sabarimala temple.

In January 2016, the court had questioned the ban, saying this cannot be done under the Constitution.