• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Ayodhya verdict: The original composition of the Bench and how it was


New Delhi, Nov 09: The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict in the Ayodhya case today. The Bench comprises Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer.

Ayodhya verdict: A timeline since 1528

However, the composition of this Bench was different when it was originally constituted on January 2019. The Bench had Justices Gogoi, S A Bobde, N V Ramana, U U Lalit and D Y Chandrachud. The composition of the original Bench was an interesting one as it comprised the CJI and four future Chief Justices of India.

Ayodhya verdict: The original composition of the Bench and how it was

However, as the hearing began, Justices Ramana and U U Lalit recused themselves, following which a new Bench had to be constituted.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE: Historic judgment in few hours from now

    How the Ayodhya dispute case unfolded through the years: A look back

    When the first Bench was constituted, it was said that it includes a more inclusive system especially in the wake of the infamous press conference that the four senior-most judges had addressed when Justice Dipak Misra was the Chief Justice. The judges had expressed differences over the CJI being the master of the roaster. They also said that matters were being allocated to Benches in an arbitrary manner.

    Your one stop place to follow OneIndia’s extensive coverage of the Ayodhya case

    The four judges, including Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had sought for a system to handle administrative matters of the court. Justice Kurien, who has now retired on the last day of office had sought for a more inclusive system and wanted the entire court to be taken along to reduce the arbitrariness.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more