Five-judge bench to begin hearing on Aadhaar, other cases from today

Five-judge bench to begin hearing on Aadhaar, other cases from today

Five-judge bench to begin hearing on Aadhaar, other cases from today

The Supreme Court's  five-judge bench led by Chief Justice is going to take up plea against Aadhaar and other matters from Wednesday.

None of the four judges - Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph - featured in the list of members of the 5-judge constitution bench.

The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A K Sikri, Justice A M Khanwilkar, Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan, will commence the hearing from January 17 the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and the apex court's 2013 judgement re-criminalising gay sex between consenting adults.  

The same combination of judges had last year heard various constitution bench matters from October 10, including the power tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over administrative jurisdiction and a matter relating to passive euthanasia.

This bench would also hear the contentious issue of the ban on the entry of women between 10 and 50 years of age in Kerala's Sabarimala temple and resume hearing a legal query on whether a Parsi woman would lose her religious identity if she marries a man from a different religion.

Another contentious matter relates to the challenge to the validity of a penal law on adultery, which only punishes a married man for having an extra-marital sexual relationship with a woman married to someone else.

The other issues to be dealt with by constitution bench include the pleas, which have raised a question as to when will a lawmaker, facing criminal trial, stand disqualified.

All these matters were earlier referred to larger benches for adjudication by different benches of the apex court.

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