The retired justice, who along with three other judges had held a press conference to highlight the alleged discrepancies in the functioning of the Supreme Court on January 12, 2018, said that when the confidence of people is shaken, the tectonic alignment of the nation built on solid foundations is also shaken.
Gogoi served as the 46th Chief Justice of India from October 3, 2018, to November 17, 2019. Before leaving the office, Gogoi had said that the issue of pendency of cases in Indian courts is used extensively to "pull down the institution".
The Honourable Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. This verdict shouldn’t be seen as a win or loss for anybody tweeted PM Modi
A decade-long legal dispute is being fought by Hindu Mahasabha, Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya. The dispute is expected to come to an end with the decision of the top court.
A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced its historic verdict on a batch of a petition against the 2010 Allahabad High Court order in the sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
The security arrangements in the national capital and in states across the country have been beefed to the max ahead of the verdict.
The Allahabad High Court in 2010 had prescribed a three-way division of the disputed land but the verdict failed to satisfy the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla, the parties involved in the dispute.
The judgment will be pronounced on a non-working day by a Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will pass verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Finance Act, 2017 on the ground that it was passed by the Parliament as a Money Bill.
The hearing in the Supreme Court in Ayodhya case witnessed dramatic scenes today as Senior Counsel Rajeev Dhavan tore pages of certain documents handed over to him by one of the Hindu parties.