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How Diverse is the Supreme Court in terms of Religion?

Besides these informal conventions, religious diversity has not been a major criteria for appointments to the Supreme Court.

30th Sep 2021

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Indian Young Lawyers’ Association v State of Kerala

The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the Sabarimala Temple's custom of prohibiting women in their 'menstruating years' from entering.

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Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Bench:A.M. Khanwilkar J, D.Y. Chandrachud J, Rohinton Nariman J

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State of Gujarat v Islamic Relief Committee of Gujarat

The Court held that diversion of tax proceeds for restoring religious shrines destroyed even due to State's negligence violates the principles of Secularism. The court underlined a conception of Secularism based on Strict Separation principle. Additionally, the court further hinted that compensation can be sought only for violation of Right to Life and not for other fundamental rights.

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Last Updated: August 29, 2018

Bench:P.C. Pant J, Dipak Misra CJI

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Sunita Tiwari v Union of India

The Court will decide whether or not to ban the practice of female circumcision, or "khatna". In particular, the Court will evaluate circumcision as it is practiced in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

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Last Updated: September 24, 2018

Bench:A.M. Khanwilkar J, D.Y. Chandrachud J, Arun Mishra CJI

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Court will decide whether to order uniformity in marriage ages between men and women.

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Bench:A.S. Bopanna J, , V Ramasubramanian J

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