Supreme Court: 'chaukeedaar chor hain', Sabarimala and Rafal, Day of three big decisions

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Supreme CourtOn Wednesday, a Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India's Supreme Court falls within the purview of RTI (Right to Information). 

Earlier on Saturday, Hindus were given rights on disputed land in the Ayodhya case. Now, on Thursday, three more important decisions are coming.


There are three cases - Rafal plane deal, entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala temple and a case of contempt on Rahul Gandhi.

The current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ranjan Gogoi is retiring on November 17 and Justice Bobde will replace him on November 18. Before retiring, as was expected, Gogoi has been consistently delivering decisions and now these three cases are in the same verdict.

The decision that was most eagerly awaited was the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, in the north of the country. The Supreme Court on Saturday heard a verdict on the dispute over ownership of land owned by two religious communities in the country which went in favor of Hindus.

Now, the decision to come to the Supreme Court on Thursday at the Sabarimala temple in the southern state of Kerala is a case on which the eyes of the entire country are focused.
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Sabarimala Temple

The Supreme Court on September 28, 2018, in its judgment granted women of all ages the right to enter the Sabarimala Temple. But 60 reconsideration petitions were filed in the Supreme Court for review of this decision.

The Supreme Court will also give its final verdict on the entry of women of all ages at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala.

On all these petitions, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court had reserved its verdict on February 6, 2019. Justice RK, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. A bench of Justices Nariman, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra allowed entry of women of all ages on September 28, 2018 at Sabarimala Temple.

But many organizations and groups unhappy with the Supreme Court's decision filed petitions to review it. Those who filed the reconsideration of the verdict include the Nair Service Society (NSS) and the temple priest (priest).

There has been a long and wide debate in India on the entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala. Feminist and progressive organizations have stated that the fundamental rights of women have been violated for not allowing women undergoing menstruation in the temple.


At the same time, many religious organizations argue that since Ayyappa is considered a celibate, women of 10-50 years should not be allowed to visit their temples.
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Raffle Deal

The second most important case to be decided by a CJI Gogoi-led three-judge bench in the Supreme Court is the Rafale deal.

The three-judge bench comprises Chief Justice Gogoi besides Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph.

In the Rafal deal case, the Supreme Court had given a clean chit to the Central Government of India in its decision on December 14, 2018.

However, several petitions were filed in the court for review of this decision and on May 10, 2019, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on these petitions.

The petitions that the Supreme Court heard on 36 Rafal Fighter jets from France challenging India's deal included the petitions of former minister Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh. Were.


All the petitioners appealed to the Supreme Court to review their decision last year.