In a huge order which has massive ramifications on Ram Mandir case, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ordered the completion of all arguments related to the case by October 18.
According to the reports, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi imposed a deadline for the conclusions of discussion on Ram Mandir case. He has directed the petitioners to conclude their arguments by October 18. The Supreme Court bench said that if required, an hour-long additional hearing will be held every day and on every Saturday to hear the arguments of the petitioners.
“Let us make a joint effort to conclude the same by Oct 18”, CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also stated that mediation can continue simultaneously along with the apex court hearing. The parties are free to resort to mediation to settle the dispute, ordered the Supreme Court.
As CJI Gogoi has now ordered for the earliest completion of the arguments, an early Supreme Court decision on the issue of Ram temple can be expected. The Constitution bench of five judges headed by Chief Justice Gogoi is hearing the Ram temple case in the Supreme Court.
Incidentally, the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s term as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will come to end on November 17. Reportedly, there is a possibility that a decision may be taken in the Ram Temple case before the Chief Justice Gogoi retires.