New Delhi, Dec 24 : A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court is set to hear a bunch of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case on January 4 that questioned the delay in the adjudication of the matter and requested the apex court to hear the issue in a time bound period.
he Supreme Court is scheduled to take up a batch of petitions in the The matter is listed before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul.The bench is likely to constitute a three-judge bench for hearing all the petitions in the case.
The Uttar Pradesh government has argued that it was a 100-year-old dispute that should be taken up on priority.
The BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other right wing groups have been demanding for an ordinance for the construction in the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The three-judge SC bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had on October 29 deferred the hearing in the case, saying that an appropriate bench would decide the future court of the hearing in January 2019.
The verdict was delivered while hearing a clutch of petitions that challenged the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict that divided the disputed land in Ayodhya into three equal parts – Nirmohi Akhara Dal, Sunni Waqf Board, and Ram Lalla.
Earlier, a three-judge bench, which was led by the then CJI Dipak Misra, had declined to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the matter of a review of its 1994 verdict stating that a mosque was not integral to Islam.