SC defers Ayodhya case hearing

SC defers Ayodhya case hearing

New Delhi, Jan 27: The Supreme Court on Sunday deferred the January 29 hearing in the Ayodhya case due to the non-availability of Justice S A Bobde, reports said.
The court, however, has not announced a new date on which the matter will be taken up for hearing.
A new five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was originally scheduled to hear the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case on January 29.
The hearing had been deferred after Justice U U Lalit recused himself from the case and Justice N V Ramana dropped out citing personal reasons.
The CJI had then drafted Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer into the five-judge bench led by him. The other two judges on the bench are Justice S A Bobde and Justice D Y Chandrachud.
The politically sensitive case relating to the over century-old litigation has been pending in the SC since 2011.