The Supreme Court has issued a statement notifying that the hearing for Ayodhya title suit case, that was scheduled for January 29, will not be taken up on that day.
In the statement, Supreme Court cited Justice S.A Bobde's non-availability on Tuesday as the reason for the cancellation of the hearing for the day. Reportedly, Justice Bobade will not be available due to medical reasons and the Registry is likely to give the next date on January 29.
The statement read:
Take notice that due to non-availability of Honorable Mr. Justice S.A Bobde on 29.01.2019 (Tuesday), sitting of Constitution bench in Honorable Chief Justice's Court, comprising honorable the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice S.A Bobde, Honorable Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Honorable Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan and Honorable Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, stands cancelled. Therefore, the Constitution bench matter will not be taken up for hearing.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had once more constituted a 5-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court to take up the Ayodhya title suit case on January 29, at 10:30 AM. Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Abdul Nazeer took the place of Justice Ramana and Justice UU Lalit, with the latter recusing himself when the case was last taken up on account having appeared as a counsel in a previous related case.