IT is surprising that a Supreme Court that constituted a bench at 1:15 a.m. to hear a petition in May 2018 relating to the swearing-in of B.S. Yeddyurappa in Karnataka is now in no hurry to take up the Sabarimala review petition (“Pilgrimage politics”, December 7). The lone dissenting judge was right when she said the court could not impose its rationality on matters of religion.
With over 50,000 cases pending in the apex court and around three crore cases pending for the past 10 years in lower courts, should courts venture into areas reserved for the executive and the legislature?
B.R. Ambedkar believed that the Supreme Court should be easily accessible to the common man. It is time the apex court reverted to the status quo ante on Sabarimala.
KANGAYAM R. NARASIMHAN