The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the 18 review petitions against the 9 November verdict of the Supreme Court in the Babri-Masjid – Ram-Janamabhoombh land title dispute case.
The five judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde conducted in chamber proceedings for the 18 listed review petitions in chambers’ on Thursday at 1:40pm.
The former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, now retired, who was a part of the constitution bench which had pronounced the verdict has been replaced with Justice Sanjiv Khanna. The other members of the bench include D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer.
The review petitions had been filed by Nirmohi Akhara, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) and number of Muslim parties supported by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) among others who had sought a review of the 9 November verdict of the Supreme Court which unanimously ordered setting up of a trust by the government, within three months, that would eventually pave the way for construction of a temple in Ayodhya at the disputed site.
The five-judge bench that delivered the landmark judgment had ordered for the allotment of 5-acre land to Muslims for construction of a mosque within Ayodhya. Nirmohi Akhara, one of the three litigants in the case, could be given representation in the trust if accepted by the Centre, the bench observed in its judgment.