The Supreme Court asked the counsel for Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah trust on Thursday to take instruction and inform whether it would help in the removal and demolition of encroachment in a 908 sq mt area.
The court assured that 171 sq mt land on which the mosque is built will be protected.
The apex court will hear the matter again at 2 PM. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar made it clear that it was willing to pass some orders itself on Wednesday as there was no dispute that there were encroachments around the dargah.
The bench also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said that 171 sq mt land having the mosque on it will be protected but the rest has to be removed and demolished.