Q. With reference to split verdict, consider the following statements;
1.A split verdict is passed when the Bench cannot decide one way or the other in a case, either by a unanimous decision or by a majority verdict.
2.Supreme Court cannot issue a split verdict.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: A split verdict is passed when the Bench cannot decide one way or the other in a case, either by a unanimous decision or by a majority verdict.

Statement 2 is incorrect: The Supreme Court recently delivered a split verdict in the Karnataka hijab ban case with one of the two judges on the Bench upholding the order of the Karnataka High Court validating the government’s ban, and the other set aside the High Court ruling.

Now the matter was directed to be placed before the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for appropriate directions.

Source: Indian Express

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