New Delhi, Jan 10: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that it would only fix the date for hearing the appeals in the Ayodhya case. The Bench made it clear that there would be no hearing on the appeals and only a date would be fixed.
New Delhi, Jan 10: It was over before it even began. The Constitution Bench that was to hear the Ayodhya appeals has to be re-constituted after Justice Uday U Lalit recused himself.
In a major victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court of India struck down triple talaq while declaring it unconstitutional. In a 3:2 majority verdict the court held that the practise was unconstitutional and it violates fundamental rights of a woman as it irrevocably ends marriage without any scope of reconciliation.
There was high drama in the court hall of the Supreme Court presided by Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit which was hearing the Kalhiko Pul case. The 60-page suicide note written by Pul, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, made some sensational disclosures. Pul’s wife, Dangwimsai had written to the Chief Justice of India seeking a CBI probe. A bench was constituted to hear the matter.
However her counsel Dushyant Dave made some sensational allegations in the court following which they withdrew the petition. Dave said that since the note makes allegations against the judiciary, it cannot be heard by the SC.
As a result of Justice Lalit recusing himself from hearing the case, the Supreme Court will now have to constitute a fresh bench to hear the petition.