“This is a classification which is unreasonable, without any logic, justification, and amounts to violation of fundamental rights of women from this class.
“The basis of the above mentioned classification was based on the traditional belief that women are impure during the period of menstruation, which has no relevance in the present day world,” his application stated.
In India, “the Constitution is supreme” and “Justice is above all”.
In the light of rights guaranteed under the Constitution and also various international covenants to which India is a signatory, there is no scope or logic or justification in “denying the right of women to worship the deity of her choice”.
The bench, which has been hearing PIL filed by Indian Young Lawyers Association , has indicated to refer the issue to a constitution bench after framing issues and reserved its findings.
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