Ayodhya, Aadhaar, Delhi…SC to adjudicate on three key issues in July

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will start working from Monday after a six-week holiday. In the next month, the Apex Court may pronounce its judgment in three crucial cases.

The first one pertains to the Ayodhya dispute. The Supreme Court has to decide whether a three-judge bench will hear the case or a five-judge one. The second is about Delhi, where the SC has to pronounce who is the real boss of Delhi – the Delhi Government or the Lieutenant Governor. The third issue is of the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar. The compulsion of linking Aadhaar number for enjoying benefits of various government schemes has been challenged before the court.

Ayodhya tangle

    • Hearing began on August 11, 2017
    • So far, 504 documents, including 20 religious books have been submitted.
    • The court has to decide whether a three-judge or a five-judge bench will hear the case.
    • More than a dozen hearings have already been held.

Aadhaar imbroglio

  • Hearing began on January 17, 2018.
  • Arguments were heard for 130 hours over 38 days in four months
  • Judgment was reserved on May 10
  • This is the second-longest hearing in any case
  • The longest was in Keshavavanda Bharati case, which was heard for 68 days

Delhi battle for supremacy

  • Hearing began on November 2, 2017
  • The issue is who is the real boss of Delhi – the state government or the LG
  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the LG are locked in a unseemly battle for supremacy
  • Judgment was reserved on December 6, 2017