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Ayodhya case: Meet the five judges who pronounced judgment today | India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has pronounced judgment in 70-year-old Ayodhya land dispute case today. A five-judge Constitution Bench, that was set up on January 8, 2019, heard the case for over 40 days from August to October. The verdict will come at 10.30 am. Here’s a look at the judges who are going to give this historic verdict.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi
He is the 46th and current Chief Justice Of India. In his career, CJI Gogoi has heard several landmark cases, including one pertaining to the National Citizens Register. In January 2018, in an unprecedented move, he along with other three judges of Supreme Court held a press conference to express their displeasure with the CJI Dipak Misra and with the way he was assigning cases. However, some of his judgments have been controversial and widely criticised.
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Justice S A Bobde
Justice Bobde, who would be succeeding Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on November 17, was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013. Apart from Ayodhya Title dispute, he has tracked various other cases including Aadhaar Ordinance, Fundamental Right to Privacy, EWS Reservation and Article 370.
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Justice D Y Chandrachud
A former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and judge of the Bombay High Court, he was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on May 13, 2016. In 2018, D Y Chandrachud overturned several obsolete laws including his father Justice Y V Chandrachud’s 1985 ruling that held the adultery to be constitutionally valid.

Justice Ashok Bhushan
Justice Ashok Bhushan began his career as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on April 6, 1979. He was also the 31st Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. In 2016, he was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on May 13, 2016. Among the important cases he has tracked are Constitutionality of Aadhaar Act, Special Status of Delhi, Judicial relevance of Parliamentary Reports, Parsi excommunication, the Constitutionality of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Amendment, among others.

Justice S Abdul Nazeer
Justice Abdul Nazeer practiced in the Karnataka High Court for 20 years. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017. He was on the nine judge Supreme Court bench which unanimously declared privacy as a fundamental right in 2017. The bench held that privacy is integral to the right to life with dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution. Justice Nazeer was on the multi-faith bench deciding the constitutional validity of Triple Talaq.

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