Five-judge Constitution bench of SC to hear Ayodhya case on Jan 10

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Five-judge Constitution bench of SC to hear Ayodhya case on Jan 10

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A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will hear the Ayodhya case on January 10. The five-judge bench will be led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and four other judges - Justice SA Bobde, Justice NV Ramana, Justice UU Lalit and Justice DY Chandrachud.

Order 6, Rule 1 of Supreme Court Rules, 2013 states the minimum number of judges should be two on a bench. There is no upper limit. CJI can use his discretion on the basis of the facts & circumstances of each case.
Chief Justice of India,
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Before the Court could be addressed on any of the aforesaid issues, Dr Rajeev Dhavan, learned Senior Counsel appearing for the appellants… made a statement that a member of the Bench (Uday Umesh Lalit, J.) had appeared in a connected matter sometime in the year 1997. Dr. Dhavan has further pointed out that though he has no objection to Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit hearing the matter, the ultimate decision in this regard is for the learned Judge to take. The said facts being pointed out,…
Chief Justice of India,
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The requirement is minimum numerical date of two and it's always for CJI to decide the strength of the bench having regard to various facts and circumstances which cannot be delineated or set out. This is why a five-judge bench was constituted which in no way contradicts the order of the three-judge bench (on September 27),
Chief Justice of India,
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