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Supreme Court To Hear Pleas On CAA After End Of Arguments In Sabarimala Related Matter

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal Had Sought Urgent Hearing Of Pleas Challenging The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

PTI | Updated on: 05 Mar 2020, 11:56:41 AM
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Supreme Court will set up a vacation bench for the seven-day Holi break to hear urgent matters (Photo Credit: PTI File)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear pleas challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) after arguments in the Sabarimala matter are over. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said this after senior advocate Kapil Sibal sought urgent hearing of CAA matters and said that till date, the Centre has not filed a reply in the matter.

Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench also comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant that the Centre would be filing a reply in a few days.

A nine-judge bench is re-examining various religious issues, including the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple and mosques, and the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will set up a vacation bench for the seven-day Holi break to hear urgent matters. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will not be on the day of Holi but during the week. Till now, the apex court had a vacation bench during the summer break of nearly two months. The CJI made the statement after a lawyer mentioned a case and sought urgent hearing.

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First Published : 05 Mar 2020, 11:56:41 AM