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Ayodhya Land Dispute Case: SC Defers Tuesday's Hearing Due To Unavailability Of A Judge

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| January 27 , 2019 , 19:51 IST

The hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case in the Supreme Court which was supposedly on Tuesday has been deferred following the non-availability of one of the five judges on the constitution bench.

A fresh notice uploaded on the Supreme Court’s official website showed that Justices Bhushan and Nazeer will be in the new five-judge constitution bench, which continues to be headed by the CJI and has Justices Bobde and Chandrachud as the other members.

According to a notice issued by the Supreme Court on Sunday, the hearing on January 29 in the court of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi “stands cancelled” due to the non-availability of Justice S A Bobde.

There was no mention of any date for the next hearing.

Besides the CJI, the other judges on the bench are Justice D Y Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer.

Chief Justice Gogoi had on Friday reconstituted the bench hearing the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

The new bench has replaced the old one headed by the Chief Justice with probable chief justices of India as its members: Justices Bobde, N V Ramana, U Lalit and Chandrachud.

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Earlier, a bench of five judges headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi was constituted on Ayodhya Land Dispute case.

The bench, comprised of CJI along with Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Justice N. V. Ramana, Justice Uday Lalit and Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud had been constituted to hear the pleas on this case.