Supreme Court defers Ayodhya Case hearing till January 10

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New Delhi, Jan 4: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case till January 10.

“This is the Ramjanmabhmi case? Yes? Ok. Listen to the order now. Further orders will be passed by the appropriate bench on January 10,” Chief Justice Gogoi said asking advocates in the matter to “please come on 10th of January”.

“Further orders in the matter will be passed on 10.1.2019 by the appropriate bench as may be constituted,” said the bench comprising Chief Justice Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

The hearing which continued for around 60 seconds, did not see any arguments from either side.

The Apex Court also dismissed a PIL seeking to hear the Ayodhya matter on urgent and day to day basis.

The petition was filed by an advocate Harinath Ram in November 2018.

The apex court at the last listing on October 29 had directed that the matter will be taken in the “first week of January 2019 for fixing a date of hearing before the appropriate Bench”.

The matter was listed on October 29 as directed by the top court on September 27.

In 2010, the Allahabad High Court had trifurcated the disputed site, giving one portion each to Lord Ram, Nirmohi Akhara and the original Muslim litigant.

It was contended by the Muslim litigants before the three-judge bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the challenge to the 2010 judgement should be heard by the larger bench as the High court had relied on a 1994 top court judgment that said a mosque was not essential to Islam for Namaz prayers.


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