Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar has said that the Supreme Court is ready to give up the summer vacation to hear the issue of triple talaq.
Justice Khehar called the matter as "issue of grave importance".The Supreme Court is ready to sit even on Saturday and Sunday to hear the matter, Justice Khehar said today. Justice Khehar put the ball in the Modi government's court saying, "It is for the Centre to decide if they can cooperate.
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CJI Khehar insisted that for resolving key matters early everyone needed to work together.
"Whenever we say vacations, everyone wants it in the beginning so that they can go away later in the vacation. I am ready to work, I worked during the last two vacations, I am ready to do that even now," said CJI Khehar.
Responding to Justice Khehar's suggestion, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi expressed difficulty in arguing the matter citing ongoing hearing by two other constitutional benches during the summer vacation.
A visibly irked CJI retorted saying, "If we don't hear the matter now, it will be pending for years, if you (Centre) do not want to co operate let us know.
But then don't come blaming us that the matter has been pending for so long." The Supreme Court is hearing two other cases in summer vacations. One case is pertaining to the privacy issue with WhatsApp and the second about the citizenship issue in Assam pertaining to illegal Bangladeshi migrants.