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SC grants 3 months for making translation of historic documents in Babri Masjid case

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New Delhi, August 11: Supreme Court granted on Friday three months time for making the translation of the historic documents in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid matter.

Supreme Court fixed the matter for further hearing till December 5.

After seven years, the Supreme Court commenced hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case from Friday.

The verdict is not expected anytime soon as the litigation has previous records which are written in several languages, including Arabic and Persian. Thus, they all have to be translated into English for the court.

The three-judge bench will be chaired by Justice Dipak Misra, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court who is set to take charge as India’s 45th Chief Justice on August 28. The sole Muslim judge of the SC Justice S Abdul Nazeer is also part of the bench.

The petitioners including BJP leader Subramanian Swamy knocked at the apex court challenging the High Court order citing no prayer had been made to divide the land equally.

In September 2010, a three judge Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court had directed that Lord Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple and Hindus have right to worship there.

The High Court also divided the disputed land of 2.77 acres in Ayodhya equally between Ram Lalla Virajman, Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.

The top court eventually stayed the HC order and outgoing Chief Justice of India JS Khehar on July 21 agreed to take an early decision in the case.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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