The Supreme Court has concluded hearing in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya and reserved its judgement. Written submissions are to be submitted in the next three days. The bench, after hearing the case for 40 days, concluded the arguments in the matter.
The verdict is most likely by November 17 the day CJI Ranjan Gogoi retires.
With a marathon of forty days, the Ayodhya hearing was the second longest in the history of the Supreme court after the landmark hearing in Keshavananda Bharati case which lasted for 68 days. The Aadhar hearing went for 38 days.
A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, granted three days to contesting parties to file written notes on ‘moulding of relief’ or narrowing down the issues on which the court is required to adjudicate. The other members of the bench are justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer.