Ayodhya case deadline set for October 18
September 19, 2019
The Supreme Court has said that all the hearings related to the Ayodhya land dispute case will be completed by 18 October.
The court might work extra time every day and also on the weekend to meet the deadline that has been set for the hearings. The court proceedings will still remain confidential.
Chief Justice of India CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, "As per the estimate of tentative dates to finish the hearing in the case, we can say that the submissions have to be likely completed by October 18."
The court has also said that the mediation process between the concerned parties can also continue simultaneously while the court is hearing the case on a daily basis.
A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has been hearing the case on a daily basis for few weeks now and parties involved have submitted their hearing schedules for the coming days.
Senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan is representing the Ram Lalla Virajman, and the Babri Masjid Action Committee is represented by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan.
As per reports, CJI Ranjan Gogoi is to retire on 17 November and if the case does not reach a conclusion before that, it may have to be heard afresh with a new bench.
The court's decision in the case has created buzz on social media
Minhaz Merchant tweeted," @MinhazMerchant Good that CJI has set an Oct 18 deadline for concluding all arguments in #AyodhyaHearing. He will thus have 30 days to write the judgement before retiring on Nov 17."