The Supreme Court Sunday further delayed the hearing of Ram Janmabhoomi case, stating that the matter won’t be taken up on January 29 due to the non-availability of Justice S A Bobde.
The apex court had on Friday reconstituted the five-judge bench hearing the dispute by including Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Abdul Nazeer in the case along with Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Besides the trio, Justices S A Bobde and D Y Chandrachud were also supposed to hear the matter. Justice N V Ramana, who was earlier a part of the bench, was excluded from the bench.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit was earlier postponed from January 10 after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from hearing the case.
Minutes before hearing in the Ayodhya matter was cancelled, Yog Guru Ramdev had asked the government to take a initiative for the construction a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
“Either Supreme Court or government should do something for the construction (of Ram temple. There aren’t many possibilities of a quick judgement by the court, so I think that the government should take an initiative,” he said.
On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said people’s “patience” on the issue of Ram temple is “fast running out” and if the Supreme Court is unable to give an early verdict on the dispute, it should “hand it over to us” and it will be resolved within 24 hours.