The Constitution Bench formed to decide the dispute
The Constitution Bench formed to decide the dispute

Ayodhya: Five Judges of the Constitution Bench to sit in chambers on October 17

Shruti Mahajan

The five Judges who were part of the Constitution Bench in the Ayodhya case will be sitting in chambers tomorrow.

A notice published by the Supreme Court Registry in this regard reads as,

“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 hearing in the Ayodhya dispute case concluded today after a 40-day long hearing by the Constitution Bench on a daily basis. The judgment was reserved today, two day prior to the expected date of conclusion of the hearing as was set by the Court.

The Court, while reserving its judgment today directed the parties to submit their written submissions on the point of moulding of relief within three days. On the 40th and last day of the hearing, the mediation panel headed by Justice (retd.) FMI Kalifulla and comprising Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also submitted its settlement proposal before the Supreme Court. The second round of mediation process had begun, albeit without some of the Hindu parties, last month.

The judgment is expected to be delivered in the case by November 15 which is the last working day of CJI Gogoi who is set to retire on November 17.

[Read the notice]

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