The title suit in the Ayodhya case, pending for six decades with a huge controversy for the past two decades, will come up in the Supreme Court today. A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, is expected to form a three-judge bench to fix a date for the hearing. The ruling BJP and right-wing groups wanted the legal aspects of the issue to be ironed out and the temple construction to begin before the general elections are announced. The Supreme Court had last year refused to expedite the hearing, however, triggering the demand for an ordinance by the centre.
Chief Justice Gogoi, who was heading the bench, clarified the appeals would come up before a bench "not for hearing but for fixing the date of hearing".
Despite pressure from right-wing groups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said in his New Year interview, that the government will decide on the issue after the judicial process is over. "After the judicial process is over, whatever be our responsibility as government, we are ready to make all efforts," said PM Modi.
Here are the Highlights on the Supreme Court hearing over the Ayodhya Case:
"Congress should not do politics through its lawyers on Ram temple issue, which is matter of faith of people. It's leaders, as lawyers, are creating hurdle in the court. People and Ram bhakts should ask the party whether its leader wore 'janeu' only for polls of three states," she said, according to PTI.
Her reference was to senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal, who sought deferment of hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general elections.
The Supreme Court today said a different bench will on January 10 fix the date of hearing a title suit in the Ayodhya case - pending for six decades and at the heart of India's most politically divisive row. A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi announced it in a 60-second hearing.
The title suit in the Ayodhya case - pending for six decades and the centre of a huge political controversy for more than two -- will come up at the Supreme Court today. A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is expected to form a three-judge bench, which will fix the date for the hearing. The ruling BJP and the right-wing groups wanted the legal issue to be sorted and the temple construction to begin before the general elections are announced. But last year, the court refused to expedite the hearing, triggering a demand for an ordinance or executive order by the government.