A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case on Thursday, 10 January.

New SC Bench To Hear Ayodhya Case After Justice Lalit Recuses Self

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The Supreme Court set 29 January as the next date of hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from the five-judge Constitution Bench.

A new Bench will now be constituted to hear the case, ANI reported on Thursday, 10 January. As hearing began on Thursday, senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that Justice Lalit had appeared for Kalyan Singh in a related matter.

The bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi included Justice SA Bobde, Justice NV Ramana, Justice UU Lalit and Justice DY Chandrachud.

  • SC registry will need to give a report on by when will all documents be translated and the case will be ready for hearing
  • The SC had earlier said that only the date and schedule for the Ayodhya land dispute case would be decided on 10 January
  • Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that Justice UU Lalit appeared in the past in a related matter

SC Registry To Give Report on Case Documents

Supreme Court registry will need to give a report on by when will all documents be translated and the case be ready for hearing, ANI reported.

Case to be Heard Next on 29 January

Supreme Court has fixed 29 January as the next date of hearing in the Ayodhya Case.

Hearing Adjourned in Ayodhya Case

Ayodhya land dispute hearing adjourned after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from hearing the case. A new bench will be constituted to hear the case, according to ANI.

Justice UU Lalit Recuses Himself From Constitution Bench

Justice UU Lalit recused himself from hearing the Ayodhya case after senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that the judge had appeared for Kalyan Singh in a related matter, Live Law reported.

CJI Gogoi said that Justice Lalit expressed the desire to recuse himself from hearing the matter as it would not seem appropriate to continue hearing the case, even though the merits of the Ayodhya case were unrelated.

CJI Begins Reading Order

CJI Ranjan Gogoi dictating the order now.