SC for safety of lawyers involved in Sabarimala Temple case

New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Delhi Police to ensure safety of the lawyers involved in Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple case.

The apex court, which issued the order in this regard to Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, would hear the matter next on February 8.

The court had earlier said a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) once filed and heard cannot be withdrawn.

The observation had come during a hearing on a lawyer’s plea that he was getting threats for filing a PIL seeking entry of girls and women in Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple.

An apex court bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and N.V. Ramana had then said once a PIL is filed and entertained, the litigant cannot withdraw it.

The apex court bench noted this when Naushad Ahmed Khan, President of Indian Young Lawyers’ Association which has filed the PIL on Sabarimala issue, sought urgent hearing of the matter.

He said he has received 500 threat calls, asking him to withdraw the PIL. (ANI)

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