SC fixed the Ayodhya dispute matter for further hearing on February 8, 2018

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The Supreme Court has deferred the Ayodhya dispute matter for further hearing on February 8, 2018, ANI reported.

In the final hearing of the disputed Ramjanam Bhoomi Senior advocate Kapil Sibal read out in Supreme Court the details of exhibits filed by the contesting defendants before the Allahabad High Court. Sibal also told the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court that all these exhibits are not filled before this court. He submitted, all the pleadings are not complete. Meanwhile, the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, representing the State of Uttar Pradesh rebutted all the averments of Kapil Sibal. Mehta told Supreme Court that all the related documents and requisite translation copies are on record.

Kapil Sibal who is representing Sunni Waqf Board raised doubts over assertions of ASG Mehta that how come more than 19000 pages of documents can be filed in such short time. Sibal told SC he &other petitioners have not been served relevant documents of pleadings.

Petitioners pleaded in Supreme Court for reasonable time to translate, file and serve the copies of all the exhibits and relevant documents, which were filed before the Allahabad High Court bench at Lucknow.
Kapil Sibal told Supreme Court that whenever this matter is heard,there are serious repercussions outside court and to preserve the decorum of law and order, and that he personally requests court to take this matter up on July 15, 2019, once all the pleadings are complete.
Chairman of Shia Waqf Board Wasim Rizvi said, “Good news is that the Supreme Court has taken the formula proposed by us on record.”

What is the dispute
At the core of the nearly 70-year-old Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is the belief that Lord Ram was born 9,00,000 years ago in the Treta Yuga, in a room located under the central dome of the Babri Masjid. The masjid was built on the orders of Mughal emperor Babur in the 16th century and had occupied 1,482.5 square yards before its demolition on 6 December 1992 by 150,000 volunteers, known as kar sevaks.

Order of Allahabad High court
When the matter came in front of Allahabad high court, it decided to divide the disputed land into 3 parts giving each to Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Sunni Central Wakf Board, and Ram Virajman.
Although, the order was challenged before the Supreme Court on May 9, 2011, which in its verdict stayed the operation of the decree and ordered status quo of the land and other adjoining areas acquired by the Centre in 1993.
The Apex Court on February 25, 2013, allowed the replacement of worn out tarpaulin, polythene sheet by new ones of the same size and quality. On August 11, 2017, the parties have been given three months to translate all oral evidence and exhibited documents in various languages. This process has been completed and the much-awaited verdict in Ayodhya dispute case is expected to come this month.

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