AYODHYA CASE HEARING FROM JANUARY 10TH

AYODHYA CASE HEARING FROM JANUARY 10TH

The Ayodhya land dispute case, to begin hearing from January 10th, by Five-judge bench headed by Chief justice of India, (CJI), Sri. Ranjan Gogoi. The other members of the bench are justices’ S A Bobde, N V Ramana, Uday Umesh Lalit and D Y Chandrachud. On September 29th, the SC had maintained that a 3-Judge Bench was competent to hear the matter.

A Five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case from January 10th. On September 29th, the top court had rejected a plea by Muslim parties for reference of the pending appeal for adjudication before a Five-Judge Bench and had ruled that a three-judge Bench was competent to decide the land dispute.

A bench of then CJI, Sri. Deepak Misra and justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, by 2-1 majority, had held that appeals against the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on Ayodhya land dispute will be heard by a 3-Judge Bench. Justice Nazeer had leaned in favour of Ayodhya dispute being sent to a Five-Judge Bench.

On October 29th, the Apex Court had fixed the matter in the first week of January before the “APPROPRIATE BENCH”. Last week on January 4th, while hearing the matter, the Supreme Court had said that further orders will be passed on January 10th by the appropriate Bench, as may be constituted.

As many as 14 appeals have been filed in the Apex Court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court Judgement, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land be partitioned equally among the three parties, the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

LET’S HOPE AND PRAY, THAT, RELIGIOUS DEITY ALSO A LEGAL PERSON, GETS HIS OWN LEGITIMATE RESTING PLACE BACK FOREVER.

VIJAYASHREE RAMESH, CHENNAI BASED ADVOCATE.