No Ayodhya Case Hearing On 29th January Due To Non Availability Of Justice SA Bobde

No Ayodhya Case Hearing On 29th January Due To Non Availability Of Justice SA Bobde

The newly set up constitution bench will not hear the Ayodhya case on 29th January, 2019, due to non availability of Justice SA Bobde.

On Friday, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had reconstituted the constitutional bench to hear Ayodhya case by replacing Justices UU Lalit and NV Ramana with Justices Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer.

On 10th January, the court could not take up the matter as Justice Uday Umesh Lalit recused from hearing the matter, following a submission by Rajeev Dhawan, Senior Advocate appearing for Sunni Waqf Board that the Judge had appeared for former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh in a contempt matter related to Babri Masjid case. The case was then adjourned to 29th January.

Newly constituted bench CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer was supposed to start hearing the matter on 29th January 2019.

New date of hearing has not yet been notified.

Ayodhya [Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid] Case Timeline

Before Court of Civil Judge, Faizabad [January 1950-July 1989]

16.01.1950

Suit filed by Sri G.S. Visharad [Regular Suit No.2 of 1950] before the Court of Civil Judge, Faizabad.

19.01.1950

Temporary injunction ordered restraining opposite parties from removing the idols in question from the site in dispute and from interfering with Puja etc. as at present carried on.

1950

Suit filed by Paramhans Ramchandra Das [Regular Suit No.25 of 1950]

26.04.1955

Appeal against Order of Temporary Injunction dismissed by the High Court

1959

Suit filed by Nirmohi Akhara [Regular Suit No.26 of 1959]

1961

Suit filed by The Sunni Central Board of Waqfs, U.P [Regular Suit No.12 of 1961]

06.01.1964

Civil Judge, Faizabad passed order consolidating the four suits. Suit filed by The Sunni Central Board of Waqfs, U.P made the lead case.

1989

Suit filed by Bhagwan Sri Ram Lala Virajman and others

Before Allahabad High Court [July 1989-September 2010]

10.07.1989

The suits were withdrawn to the High Court and directed to be heard by a Full Bench [renumbered as OOS No. 1-5 of 1989]

18.09.1990

Suit filed by Paramhans Ramchandra Das dismissed as withdrawn.

24.07.1996 to 23.03.2007

Recording of oral evidence

11.01.2010

Full bench of the High Court [Coram: Justices Sibghat Ullah Khan Sudhir Agarwal, Dharam Veer Sharma] started 'Non Stop' hearing- for 90 working days

26.07.2010

Judgment reserved

30.09.2010

Judgment delivered by Justices Sibghat Ullah Khan, Sudhir Agarwal, Dharam Veer Sharma

Before Supreme Court of India [December 2010-…………………..]

24.12.2010

M.SIDDIQ (D) THR. LRS filed appeal

20.01.2011

U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board filed appeal

09-05-2011

Sunni Central Board Of Waqfs U.P, Nirmohi Akhara, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha etc filed appeals

05.12.2017

Commencement of final arguments by three judge bench CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer

27.09.2018

Judgment (2:1 majority) refusing reference to Constitution bench delivered

08.01.2019

CJI Ranjan Gogoi constitutes five judge constitution bench including himself and Justices SA Bobde , NV Ramana, UU Lalit and DY Chandrachud

10.01.2019

The Constitution bench takes up appeals for hearing, but Justice UU Lalit recuses, case posted to 20.01.2019

25.01.2019

CJI Reconstitutes bench- Justices Ashok Bhushan And Abdul Nazeer replaces Justices NV Ramana And UU Lalit

27.01.2019

Registry notifies that Constitution bench will not hear the appeals on 29th January due to non availability of Justice SA Bobde