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Kerala High Court is holding a special sitting today to hear a batch of pleas challenging the caste requirement mandated by a notification issued by the Travancore Devaswom Board for the post of Melshanthi (High Preist) of the Sabarimala Temple.
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The Travancore Devaswom Board, through a notification dated May 27, 2021, had called for applications to the post of Santhikkaran at Sabarimala Dharmasastha Temple and Malikappuram Temple, from anmong Malayala Brahmin community members alone.

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A division bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and PG Ajithkumar will be considering the matter.
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Kerala High Court is hearing a plea alleging that spoiled/impure "Halal jaggery' is being used at Sabarimala Temple to prepare naivedyam and prasada.

#keralahighcourt #sabarimala #Halal

Read about the plea: barandbench.com/news/sabarimal…
The matter is before a bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and PG Ajithkumar.

At a previous hearing, the Bench had asked the petitioner if he understood the meaning of Halal.

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#keralahighcourt #sabarimala #Halal
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Counsel for a respondents seeks adjournment

Narendran, J : we will list it for disposal. No purpose in adjourning this matter any further

(Note : the last substantial hearing of the matter was in November 2021. Since then it has been adjourned repeatedly on request of lawyers)
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THREAD: In today’s hearing in Supreme Court on #Hijab, @MNizamPasha for the petitioners made brilliant arguments

1. There is a conflict between SC judgements on whether only essential religious practices are protected or if all sincere beliefs are protected by Article 25 Image
2. Article 25 guarantees every individual freedom to practice their faith. Recently, the 5 judge bench in review of the #Sabarimala judgement said that there is a conflict between Shirur Mutt & Dargah Committee cases that has to be resolved by 9 judges
3. Whether or not the ‘essentiality test’ has any place in Indian jurisprudence is now pending decision before 9 judges. How then can the present 2 judge bench decide this issue without referring the matter to a larger bench?
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The judges who have passed the #ZakiaJafri verdict, going through their record reveals something very interesting.
One of them is Dinesh Maheshwari, who was has been given the position by sidelining 32 senior judges who were in queue, his name was not even in the collegium.

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Next A M Khanwilkar due to retire in July 2022, he is also known as U-turn Judge who contradicted his own previous judgement in #Sabarimala case.

These two Maheshwari and Khanwilkar were the ones to give a nod to the central gov on the controversial Central Vista project.

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The third one CT Ravikumar was directly parachuted and placed into the panel, he was the Fifth judge in the Kerala High court and has never been in a position of Chief Justice yet he was made a Supreme court Judge.

Although the verdict is very much on the expected lines and

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Kerala High Court will soon hear a plea alleging that "spoiled Halal jaggery" is being used at Sabarimala Temple.

#sabarimala #halal #halalfood #HalalRow #keralahighcourt

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The HC had previously asked the petitioner if he understood the concept of Halal.

#sabarimala #halal #halalfood #HalalRow #keralahighcourt

[Sabarimala Halal jaggery] Kerala High Court questions petitioner on meaning of Halal | barandbench.com/news/sabarimal…
The matter is before the Bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and PG Ajithkumar

Adv Sajith Kumar V represents the petitioner.

#sabarimala #halal #halalfood #HalalRow #keralahighcourt
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Judges have either ingrained fear of #Church money, muscle power or soft corner!
Sister Lucy Kalappura is running post to pillars for justice- for woman rights but she didn't get judicial patronage which non existent #Sabarimala woman entry issue got!
Judges sans Justice! +
Franciscan Clarist Congregation where Sister Lucy serving since age of 17 yrs has 750 NGOs under its umbrella, hundreds of it having #FCRA which we will strike soon!
That's the brute force which is forcing Indian judiciary to deny her police protection!
Kudos to her courage!+
Lawyers backtracking from taking up her fight legally withdrawing as Church money power flows in to force them to stay away from Sister Lucy!
Self styled women rights activists uttering no word out of #Church money- muscle power. No Badi Bindi @cpimspeak leader standing by her+
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With 41,322 new #COVID19 cases & 485 more deaths, India's total cases touched 93,51,110 & the death toll crossed 1,36,200.
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While many people from urban areas are flocking to participate in #CoronaVaccine trials, those from villages are not keen and are hesitant to enrol themselves.
#COVIDー19 @ajithms @XpressBengaluru
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@ajithms @XpressBengaluru Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company #HeteroDrugs has reached an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to produce over 100 million doses per year of the RDIF’s #SputnikV #Covid19 vaccine in India.
#CoronavirusVaccine @XpressHyderabad
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Fireside Chat with Justice Dr DY Chandrachud, HE Dr Danilo Türk, Former President of Slovenia, Dr Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor at the University of Geneva to begin at 630.

Click here to Watch it LIVE on our Facebook Page

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Fireside chat commences. We will be tweeting the event live. Follow this thread.
Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud taking questions from moderator.

DY Chandrachud J. asked about dissent in democracy and his dissenting judgment in Romila Thapar case.
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1. It's been two years since I finished writing 'The #Sabarimala Confusion- #Menstruation Across Cultures: A Historical Perspective'. It has been one of the most satisfying projects to me personally. #BookBoost Image
2. What started as a series of articles under the title 'Hindu views on Menstruation' in 2016 grew into a full-fledged book by 2018 having 350+ pages with references alone forming 50+ pages. The book published by @Vitastapublish is currently in 2nd reprint. #BookBoost
3. The book examines the notions and practices associated with #menstruation in cultures and religions across the world. Two themes of special focus in the book are: Impurity and Sacrality. #Women #Sabarimala #BookBoost
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WEBINAR:

A Webinar organized by GNLU, Gandhinagar and CAN Foundation on "Dissents that made a difference: India & Abroad" to begin shortly.

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul to deliver the Keynote Address

Senior Advocate Dhruv Mehta will be a co-panelist. Image
The session will be moderated by Supreme Court Advocates Anupama Dhruve and Kanu Agrawal.

@CANFoundation19 #Dissent
Session begins.

Prasanth VG from J Sagar and Associates introduces the panelists and Moderators.

@CANFoundation19 #Dissent
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#DoYouKnow - #sabarimala is part of Shat(6) Chakra #temples.

There are 5 sastha temples which should be visited in a specific order before visiting Sabarimala.

Each of these temples work on one of chakras,from Muladhara to Aajna,with Sabarimala- related to Aajna Chakra.
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Soori Muthiyan #temple of Sastha
along with -Achankoil, Aryankavu, Kulathupuzha & Erumli are the 5 temples to be visited b4 Sabarimala - Mukti sthalam.

Those on #sabarimala pilgrimage should visit Soori Muthiyan temple to wear the mala & proceed to other 5 temples.
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Soori Muthiyan temple is located near Tirunelveli,TN - Rest 5 temples are located in kerala.
Do follow this route of #sabarimala yatra for
life-transforming experience - 6 Sastha Kshetras

Om Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa 🙏
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LIVE THREAD {Supreme Court verdict in the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Treasure Case }

A two bench of SC headed by J. UU Lalit will decide whether the Vault B of the ancient temple could be opened despite tales of "danger" surrounding it?

#SupremeCourt
#Padmanabhaswamytemple
Justices UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra will decide if there is a need to set up an autonomous devaswom board, like the one for #Sabarimala temple, which manages temples and has nominees from community as well state government impacting the rights of the royal family too.
J Lalit reads out the verdict:

We allow the appeal of the royal family of Travancore. Death does not effect Shebaitship of the Travancore Family. The bench gives a nod for constituting a committee headed by the district judge of Trivandrum.

#Padmanabhaswamytemple
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Shiv Mandir at Muthala Kadavu/ Crocodile Ghat on the bank of River Periyar, Kalady where Did #AdiShankaracharya ‘s father worshipped is under #ChurchMafia attack!
Note in video,pillars raised around the Temple. Watch this Church structure Christians dared to erect on the face of the Temple claiming it to be temporary for some shooting, where as its a clear case of grabbing Temple Land! Reported by
@BinilSomasunda1 of Hindu Helpline Kerala

#AdiShankaracharya ‘s mother Aryamba dreamt that Shiva Himself will be be born to her as her child. She he lost her husband when Shankra was 7, she taught him Veds & and Upanishads but his inclination towards becoming a monk scared her.
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Supreme Court Judge, Justice Deepak Gupta begins delivering his lecture on "Democracy and Dissent" in an event organised by the Supreme Cour Bar Association.

#SupremeCourt
#DemocracyAndDissent
Justice Gupta says, "I will also add Dissent in Judiciary... To have a strong democracy, a fearless judiciary is important"

#SupremeCourt
#DemocracyAndDissent
Justice Gupta: Just because you hold a contrarian view, does not mean you are anti-national or disrespect the country. You may disagree with the government, may not go against the country. There is a difference between the country and its government

#DemocracyAndDissent
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#Sabarimala: Supreme Court upholds reference of larger legal questions to larger bench in exercise of its review jurisdiction.
Court also frames seven questions to be considered by the 9-judge bench.
Hearing will begin on February 17 and will be continuous.

One lawyer from each side will make leading arguments who will get one full day to argue.

Court will also give two hours each to lawyers to make supplementary arguments.
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#Sabarimala: Hearing before 9-judge bench of SC commences on the issue of whether a review bench has powers to frame legal questions and refer it to a larger bench.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta making submissions. @htTweets
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says that the powers of Supreme Court to refer a matter to larger bench is unfettered even if its a review petition or curative petition.
#Sabarimala: SG Tushar Mehta referring to an earlier judgment of SC in which a larger bench had observed that even though reference to it was not proper, since the matter was before it, the larger bench will hear the matter.
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A nine-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing today arguments on the issue of whether questions of law can be referred by the Court to a larger Bench in a review petition.

#SupremeCourt
This Constitution Bench was set up to decide questions pertaining to women's rights under Article 14 vis-a-vis Religious rights under Articles 25 and 26 that were referred to a larger Bench by in #Sabarimala review judgment.

#SupremeCourt
The first issue, however, to be considered by this Nine-Judge Bench will be the scope of review jurisdiction vis-a-vis reference.

The question of scope of review jurisdiction was raised by Senior Counsel Fali Nariman and will now be taken up as the first issue to be considered.
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64 petitions, 3 religions, 9 judges.

Supreme Court set to frame legal issues today in the cases concerning Sabarimala temple entry for women, female gential mutilation, entry of muslim women into mosques, and bar on parsi women - married to non parsi men - in Aghyari. @htTweets
#Sabarimala: Bench assembles, hearing commences.

"We could not agree to the issues framed by everyone. Judges can consider framing the issues in chamber. No need to do it in open court", says Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
#Sabarimala: Sr. Adv. Fali Nariman questioning the 5-judge bench's decision to refer questions to a larger bench in review petitions.

Can such a thing be done in exercise of review jurisdiction, asks Fali Nariman.
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1. With the newly constituted 9-Judges Bench of the Supreme Court taking up deliberation on #Sabarimala issue again, resharing my book '#Menstruation Across Cultures'-amazon.in/Sabarimala-Con… Image
2. The book was written over a period of 3 years from 2016-18 to address larger concerns that were raised regarding Hindu perceptions of #Menstruation in the context of #Sabarimala practice.
3. The study took me deep into not only the #menstruation practice of #Hinduism, but also of Buddhism, Jainism, & Sikhism; Abrahamic religions like Judaism, Christianity, & Islam, and ancient but long-extinct civilizations like Greece, Rome, Egypt, & Mesopotamians. #Sabarimala
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Nine judge bench assembles In the #SupremeCourt to hear #Sabrimala, other similar issues on women's right to enter places of worship.
At the outset, #CJI SA Bobde clarifies the #SupremeCourt isn't hearing the #Sabrimala review but will take up the points of reference relating to rights to pray and religion, as cited by the 3:2 majority view in Nov last order.
#CJI reiterates the nine-judge bench isn't deciding any writ petition vis a vis #Sabrimala or mosques or fire temples.
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#Sabarimala hearing to commence today: First 9-judge bench in Supreme Court after more than 2 years. Last one was on Right to Privacy if I am not wrong.
#Sabarimala: 9-judge bench of SC assembles.

We are not hearing review petitions, we are only hearing the seven questions referred to larger bench by the 5 judge bench in Sabarimala case, CJI SA Bobde makes it clear.
#Sabarimala: Lawyer for one of the petitioners in sabarimala says he has not been supplied copies of the petitions in cases raising similar issues on rights of Muslim and Parsi women.
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In Nov 2019, a narrow 3:2 majority of the #SupremeCourt decided to keep the #Sabarimala review petitions pending.

It held that overarching questions pertaining to #ReligiousFreedom & #GenderEquality must first be decided by a larger 9-judge Bench.

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The 9-judge Bench of the #SupremeCourt will begin hearing arguments on the overarching questions next week, on 13 January.

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#Sabarimala #SabarimalaReview #SabarimalaTemple
There are several key cases that will be effected by the outcome of this 9-judge Bench matter:

A) Yasmeen Zuber v. UOI - Do practices prohibiting the entry of women into mosques violate the right to #equality?
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1. The three Judge Bench headed by the Hon’ble CJI Shri S A Bobde clarified that in view of the questions raised in the Review Verdict in the #Sabarimala case, the balance of convenience lies in favour of the practice of the Temple which has existed for over a 1000 years.
2. The CJI observed that while it could be argued that there is no stay of the 2018 verdict, the Court is exercising its discretion to not pass orders allowing entry until questions raised in the Review Verdict are finally decided by a larger Bench.
3. The CJI also observed that the majority view in the Review Verdict deemed it fit to entertain the Review Petitions as well as refer to a larger Bench since the 2018 verdict merits reconsideration.
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#Sabarimala: Kerala govt says I am not allowed into the temple, Colin Gonsalves tells SC on behalf of Rehna Fathima.

The practice has been going on for 1000s of years. Balance of convenience requires that such an order should not be passed in your favour today, CJ SA Bobde.
#Sabarimala: If matter is decided in your favour, then we will certainly pass an order, remarks CJI SA Bobde.
#Sabarimala: "We are all opposed to violence. We domt engender violence", responds Sr Counsel India Jaising to the remarks of the bench that there is possibility of violence.
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