• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Hearing in Ayodhya case, the second-longest ever in the history of Supreme Court

|

New Delhi, Oct 16: The hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute finally came to an end on Wednesday.

The bench, after hearing the case for 40 days, concluded the arguments in the matter.

Representational Image

A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, granted three days to contesting parties to file written notes on 'moulding of relief' or narrowing down the issues on which the court is required to adjudicate.

The other members of the bench are justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer.

The marathon hearing has also made it the history as the second longest in the history of the top court.

Kesavananda Bharati case 1973

Ayodhya case: Hearing concludes in SC, orders reseved

Senior Plaintiff and head of "Edneer Mutt" Swami HH Sri Kesavananda Bharati had challenged the Kerala government's reported move to interfare into managing its land.

Although the state invoked its authority under Article 21, the swamiji filed his petition under Article 26, concerning the right to manage religiously owned property without government interference.

In the historic Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala case, the arguments commenced on October 31, 1972, and ending on March 23, 1973.

A 13-judge bench in a majority of 7:6 verdict had propounded the doctrine of the 'Basic Structure and of the Constitution'.

The hearing had also referred to hundreds of cases. The then Attorney General studied Constitutions of 71 different countries, according to a report from Financial Express.

The Kesavananda Bharati case of 1973 is considered as the longest case so far in the annals of the top court.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
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