Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud is currently a judge of the Supreme Court of India, He is a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a former judge of the Bombay High Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday kept the final decision on the Sabarimala review and writ petitions under temporary suspension till a larger bench of seven judges settles the exact role of the court in deciding whether a particular practice is essential or integral to a religion.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday while holding that the office of Chief Justice of India is a public authority under the Right to Information Act, said that disclosure related to assets of judges should not impinge upon the personal information and right to privacy of the judges.
The seven-decade old Ayodhya land dispute was in limbo for nine years since it first reached the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Friday decided to extend the daily hearing of the Ayodhya title dispute case by an hour from Monday next week. The court had earlier set October 18 as the deadline to conclude the hearing on the matter.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Muslim parties that Hindus may have attached divinity to the central dome at the disputed structure in Ayodhya, and that they prayed to it.
On the 11th day of the Ayodhya title dispute hearing on Friday, the counsel for the Nirmohi Akhara argued on two crucial aspects of the case that there had been a conspiracy since 1982 to dispossess the Akhara, and cited two witnesses who had established through their statements that it was wholly in-charge of the Ram temple.