On Monday the Supreme Court explained that it would not hear the petitions for review in the case of the Sabarimala temple. Nonetheless, it added that it will consider the issues raised on November 14, last year, by the previous five-judge bench. “We are not hearing review pleas of Sabarimala case. We are considering issues referred to by a five-judge bench earlier,” the bench said. The court gave the parties involved a three-week period to sit down together and discuss what issues can be framed. It also directed the Secretary-General, Supreme Court, to convene a conference of all lawyers on January 17 to discuss the framing of matters.