Rafale, Sabarimala Verdict Today


After the historic Ayodhya verdict, the Supreme Court will pronounce the verdict on a batch of review petitions filed in both Rafale and Sabarimala cases on Thursday.

The Sabarimala verdict will be delivered by a constitution bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. On the other hand, a three-judge bench comprising CJI Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph will pronounce the Rafale verdict following the Sabarimala’s judgment.

In Sabarimala case, the apex court had on September 28 in 2018 lifted a ban on the entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years into the premises of Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Later, the order was reserved by the court in February this year.

Meanwhile, in the Rafale case, the petitioners had moved the top court seeking review of its verdict which dismissed a plea challenging India’s agreement with France for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The verdict on the Rafale case was reserved in May.

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