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Sabarimala Review Petition: SC refers questions of law to larger bench [Order Attached]

In the sabarimala Review petition the Supreme Court Nine-Judge bench refered the matter to larger bench to decide the Questions of law. The beach framed the following issues:

1. What is the scope and ambit of right to freedom of religion under Article 25 of the Constitution of India? 2. What is the inter-play between the rights of persons under Article 25 of the Constitution of India and rights of religious denomination under Article 26 of the Constitution of India? 3. Whether the rights of a religious denomination under Article 26 of the Constitution of India are subject to other provisions of Part III of the Constitution of India apart from public order, morality and health? 4. What is the scope and extent of the word ‘morality’ under Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution of India and whether it is meant to include Constitutional morality? 5. What is the scope and extent of judicial review with regard to a religious practice as referred to in Article 25 of the Constitution of India? 6. What is the meaning of expression “Sections of Hindus” occurring in Article 25 (2) (b) of the Constitution of India? 7. Whether a person not belonging to a religious denomination or religious group can question a practice of that religious denomination or religious group by filing a PIL?

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