Ayodhya Case: Top Court Finishes Hearing Arguments, Reserves Judgment
GUWAHATI: After hearing arguments from all the concerned parties, the Supreme Court on October 16 reserved its judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.
The Court finished hearing all the arguments in the Ayodhya case one hour before the set deadline. All parties can submit their written notes over the next three days.
A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit for 40 days and had earlier set the deadline to finish arguments on October 18.
Reportedly, CJI Gogoi criticised the decorum in the court, saying if the proceedings continued like this, “we can't hear anyone.” He further added that “We will just go through the papers. It isn't only about the time but the decorum. As far as we are concerned, hearings look over.”
The apex court is expected to announce its verdict before November 17, the date when CJI Gogoi is set to retire.