The Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case in the Supreme Court got another date. Supreme court 5-judge bench to now hear the case on January 29.
The Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that the bench will be reconstituted and hear the matter on January 29.
Ayodhya case matter started on an extremely dramatic note with Justice UU Lalit, who was part of the five-member Constitution bench recusing himself from hearing the matter. Justice Lalit recused himself after one of the petitioners in the case brought up the fact that in 1994, UU Lalit was the lawyer for Kalyan Singh in a case related to contempt of court. Singh was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh when the Babri Masjid was controversially demolished in 1992.
Earlier, the case was slated to be heard by a three-judge bench headed by former CJI Dipak Misra. after Misra's retirement on October 2, the matter was heard by present CJI Ranjan Gogoi,.On January 4, a bench headed by Gogoi decided that case would be heard by a three-member bench of the SC. Later, on January 8, it was decided that the issue would be heard by a five-judge bench.