Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has at least five judgments to deliver in ten working days before he retires on November 17 next.
Among the five judgments yet to be delivered by CJI Gogoi, two of them are based on religious topics, two on politics and one on defence.
According to a report in The Hindu, the two religious cases on which Gogoi is yet to deliver his judgement includes the Ayodhya land dispute case and the Sabarimala Temple case.
The political cases on which the Supreme Court has reserved its judgement includes Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ case and Finance Act 2017 case.
The defence case on which judgement has been reserved includes the Rafale fighter aircraft case.
The Supreme Court had concluded hearing of disputes by Hindu and Muslim parties over the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya on October 16.
However, the apex court is yet to deliver its final judgement on the matter.
Moreover, a review Bench led by CJI Gogoi is expected to either uphold or set aside its September 2018 judgment, which had lifted the ban on women in the menstruating age of 10 to 50 years, from entering the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.
The Supreme Court had also reserved judgement on a criminal contempt plea filed by BJP leader Menakshi Lekhi against former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks ‘chowkidar chor hai’.
CJI’s Bench had also reserved its judgement on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Finance Act, 2017 on the ground that it was passed by Parliament as a Money Bill.
The CJI-led bench had, on May 10, the reserved verdict on a joint review plea filed by senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, former Union Ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.
It may be mentioned that President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday signed a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next CJI.
Bobde is set to take oath as CJI on November 18 next.