New bench constituted for Ayodhya case, this is why

In yet another major development, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi reconstituted the five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court that will hear the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhumi case.

It is learnt that the bench led by the Chief Justice will decide on a schedule and the frequency of hearings in the case.

It need be recalled that during the last hearing on January 11, Justice UU Lalit had recused himself from the bench.

Justice Abdul Nazeer and Justice Ashok Bhushan, the two judges have been added.

The decision on the title suit, pending for six decades and at the heart of India’s most politically divisive row,

comes amid demands to speed up the plan to build a Ram temple at the site where the 16th-century Babri mosque stood before it was razed by Hindu right wing activists in 1992.

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