Amid the heightened demand of a fast-track hearing by various right-wing organisations, including the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party, the Supreme Court is scheduled to take up a batch of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case on Friday. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul is likely to decide on when the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case will begin. They are likely to constitute a bench to hear the petitions filed against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment that ordered equal distribution of the 2.77-acre land among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. On October 29, the Supreme Court had denied urgent hearing in the case, saying that it wasn’t the ‘priority’ and decided January 4 as the date when it will take a decision on when to start the hearing and if the case deserves to be fast-tracked. Earlier during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court had refused to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of its observation in the 1994 judgment that a mosque was not the integral part of Islam.
Here are the live updates of Supreme Court hearing on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case:
Breaking News: Supreme Court adjourns Ayodhya land dispute case hearing till January 10. The hearing which continued for 60 seconds, did not see any arguments from either side.
Supreme Court will take up the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case along with public interest litigation questioning delay in the adjudication of the matter today. Hearing to begin soon.
PM Modi denies Ordinance before Supreme Court decision: Defying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) demand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday refused to bring a special Ordinance for the construction of Ram Temple at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. In an interview with news agency ANI, the prime minister made it clear that Ordinance on Ram Temple will be considered only after legal process gets over.
The demand of an Ordinance: Right-wing groups, including the RSS - ideological patriarch of the ruling party, want the government to bring an Ordinance to bypass the legal system and begin the construction of a grand temple of Hindu deity Ram in Ayodhya - the place believed to be his birthplace.
Will the Ayodhya dispute case be fast-tracked?: Several right-wing groups and the ruling BJP have been demanding a fast-track hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case as they want the legal issue fixed and construction of Ram temple begin before the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The court will decide today whether the issue needs to be heard on a day-to-day basis.
Hello and welcome to News Nation live updates: The Supreme Court is expected to take up the Ayodhya land dispute case today to decide whether the matter needs to be fast-tracked. A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will also constitute a dedicated three-judge bench that will hear the matter. Several right-wing groups had filed petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment that ordered equal distribution of the 2.77-acre disputed land among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. All eyes will be on today's hearing as it comes amid the demands of a special Ordinance to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya. So, stay with us as we bring you all the live updates directly from the court room.