A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said it would hear the matter next week.

The Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association in its petition sought restriction on the entry of advocate M L Sharma and A P Singh, who had made derogatory comments on women in the documentary and had also appeared for the accused in the December 16 gangrape case, in the apex court premises.

The petition sought protection of fundamental rights, guaranteed under the Constitution, of the female advocates practicing in the apex court to work with dignity and without any gender bias.

The petition cited the comments made by the two advocates in the BBC documentary, "India's Daughter" are "inhumane, scandalous, unjustifiable, biased, outrageous, ill-minded" and are a "direct affront to and in violation of the dignity of women", especially those practicing in the Supreme court.

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