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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.
Decide the separation between the court and the religions.
Lawyer for Indian Young Lawyers Asocn objects to reference being entertained. He argues the #SupremeCourt isn't bound to answer the reference.
#CJI: "You don't seem to see the purpose of this reference. You will discover it once you start hearing the proceedings patiently."
Sr adv Indira Jaising submits the reference can't be entertained without delivering its order on #Sabrimala review. She adds other matters relating to other religions are also not before this bench.
They know their goose is cooked ... It is either court interferes with all or none.
#CJI: We may list the other cases with the bunch of these cases to get full facts. There is no problem. Also, see our order in the list. We have said in our order the review in #Sabarimala will be listed after the reference is answered.
First, the general principle wrt all religions has to be decided and then that general principle will be applied to Sabrimala and the rest.
"We won't decide what is incapable of being decided but we will decide everything that can be," says the #CJI while reiterating lawyers will be bound by time and issues to argue.
#CJI: "We will list all issues relating to Muslims, Parsi etc before us so that there is no handicap for anyone to argue. But we may still not decide the individual petitions."
Well .. the left liberandus, the allies of the Abrahamics, tried to pull a fast one on the Hindus. Now they are caught. IF in their zeal to undercut Hindu traditions they win they will undercut the Abrahamics too. If they argue to protect the Abrahamics they will be protecting the Hindu traditions too. They might just end of
hurting the Liberandu-Abrahamics unity. What a dilemma! Theek hai.
"We will go chronologically. These are century-old issues and they need to be decided first": #CJI says as Jaising says #CAA hearing shouldn't be delayed because of the present case.
Next hearing in #Sabrimala related reference case is tentatively on Feb 10.
Hmmm ... CJI is a smart cookie.