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Don’t play with SC verdicts: Nariman tells State Govt to read ‘dissent’ order on Sabarimala
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Don’t play with SC verdicts: Nariman tells State Govt to read ‘dissent’ order on Sabarimala

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Supreme Court judge Justice RF Nariman has said the onus of implementing the September 28, 2018, verdict on young women entry to Sabarimala vested with the State Government.

The government must read the "extremely important dissent" order in the Sabarimala case he said in the court on Friday.

The five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday in a narrow 3-2 margin verdict referred the bunch of review petitions against the verdict to a larger Bench.

Justice Nariman had along with Justice D Y Chandrachud pronounced a dissent order against the decision to refer the review petitions to a larger Bench.

"Please tell your government to read the dissent judgment delivered in the Sabarimala case yesterday, which is extremely important. Our judgments are not to be played with.... Inform your authority and the government to read it," he told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

Surprisingly, he made this mention to Mehta when the court was hearing an appeal filed by the Enforcement Directorate challenging the Delhi High Court verdict granting bail to Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in a money laundering case.