In Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the trial of the case will not be stopped for mediation attempts. The court said that arbitration efforts can continue in parallel with the hearing. With this, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has fixed the deadline for hearing the case.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has fixed the deadline to complete the arguments by 18 October. Chief Justice Gogoi said after looking at the time frame done by the lawyers of both sides Rajiv Dhawan and CS Vaidyanath that it is expected that the hearing in the Ayodhya case will be completed by 18 October 2019. The CJI said that all the parties should complete their arguments by October 18.He indicated that
if time is short, we can hear the case on Saturday as well. Now it is believed that in the month of November, a decision can be taken on this matter sensitive to the political and social system of the country. Let us tell you that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is going to retire on November 17. In such a situation, the possibility of a decision coming before his retirement has increased. Not only this, the Supreme Court has suggested to extend the hearing by one hour every day and if necessary, the hearing should be held on Saturday also.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has fixed the deadline to complete the arguments by 18 October.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that arguments and hearings should be completed by October 18, so that the verdict can be written. On this, the Muslim side has said to end their arguments by 27 September. After this, the Hindu side has said that it will take another 2 days in the cross argument. At the same time, Rajiv Dhawan, advocate for the Muslim side, said that we will also take 2 days for cross argument. In this way, after completing arguments on both sides, it will take 4 days in cross argument. The Chief Justice said that we have received the letter for arbitration. These efforts can be continued in parallel, apart from the hearing.
Let us know that the Sunni Waqf Board and Nirvani Akhada had written a letter to the Arbitration Panel once again to try to resolve the issue through dialogue. On this, the Supreme Court said that those making such efforts are free, but the hearing will continue. After the deadline for hearing was set by the Chief Justice, the counsel for the Muslim side asked how long it will take you to write the verdict, we want the verdict.