A nine judge bench of the Supreme Court is hearing matters that will underpin the arguments relating to the entry of women in the Sabarimala Temple. The bench will look into seven issues or questions posed by the Sabarimala bench under the ‘Faiths vs Rights’ debate. Headed by CJI SA Bobde, the 9-Judge Bench Includes Justice Banumathi, J Ashok Bhushan, J L Nageshwara Rao, J MM Shantanugoudar, J SA Nazeer, J RS Reddy, J BR Gavai And J Suryakant. The bench will also set precedent with regard to the interrelationship between Article 25 and 26, rights to freedom to propagate and practice religion, and the other fundamental rights in the Constitution, particularly right to equality.