The five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, which was hearing the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute case, will sit in chambers on Thursday, October 17. A notice published by the Supreme Court Registry in this regard
New Delhi, Oct 17: The five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, which was hearing the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute case, will sit in chambers on Thursday, October 17.
A notice published by the Supreme Court Registry in this regard reads thus:
"Take notice that on Thursday the 17th October 2019 Hon'ble the Chief Justice, Hon'ble S.A Bobde, Hon'ble D.Y Chandrachud, Hon'ble Ashok Bhushan and Hon'ble S.Abdul Nazeer J.J will sit in chambers."
The Supreme Court had on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions in connection with the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, today reserved its judgement, after a marathon of 40 days of hearing in the case.
It is expected and very likely the judgement would be pronounced by the top court between November 4-17, as the CJI is going to retire on November 17.
The four other judges, in the five-judge Constitution bench which heard the case, were - Justices Sharad Arvind Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, D Y Chandrachud and S Abdul Nazeer.
The apex court was hearing the case from August 6 this year, on a day-to-day basis (five days a week) after the mediation process, conducted by a three-member Mediation panel, headed by Justice (Retired) FMI Kalifullah, in the case failed.
Supreme Court was hearing a batch of petitions challenging September 30, 2010, Allahabad High Court judgement trifurcating the 2.77 acres of the disputed land at Ayodhya into three equal parts to Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.
These three parties -- Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara -- however, knocked the doors of the apex court challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict and sought modification of the High Court judgement.
After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi began the daily hearing into the matter on August 6 after the court-appointed mediation panel, headed by a former apex court judge, failed to amicably resolve the matter.
At 4 p.m. on Wednesday as senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for the Muslim side was arguing, the Chief Justice called off the hearing and declared the court has reserved the judgement on the matter.
"Hearing is over, and the judgement is reserved," said Chief Justice Gogoi, who is expected to deliver the judgement before his retirement on November 17.
With Agencies, Pic Google