Supreme Court begins hearing on two-decade-old Hindutva judgement
New Delhi : Supreme Court on Tuesday started hearing to revisit its two-decade-old 'Hindutva' judgment for an alternative pronouncement of electoral law against the misuse of religion for political gains.
A seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur decided to go ahead with the hearing, ignoring the request of some parties in the matter to involve Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for his assistance.
"Are you saying that in every case which relates to interpretation of a legislation, assistance of the Attorney General is needed," the bench asked.
The bench began the hearing grappling with issues it can hear and wanted to know if some of the cases can be referred to a smaller bench of five or three judges.
# 7-judge bench starts hearing to revisit two-decade-old Hindutva judgment
# It will alternatively pronounce electoral law against misuse of religion for political gains
# The bench refuses to involve Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for the same