Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court to hearing on case to begin today

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The hearing on sensitive Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case will be commenced on Thursday. This matter will be heard by a bench of three Supreme Court judges. This bench will hear a total of 14 petitions over Ayodhya around 2 pm today. The last hearing was taken place on 5 December,2017.

During the last hearing of the case, senior lawyers, including had pleaded that the hearing should be postponed. Kapil Sibal in favour of Sunni Central Waqf Board asked that the hearing should be deferred to July 2019 but the Apex court dismissed the plea. It ordered to schedule the hearing on 8 February, 2018.

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What was the verdict of Allahabad High Court?
On September 30, 2010, the three judge bench of Allahabad High Court proposed that the 2.77 acre of land should be divided in three parts. The part which has Ram Moorti was allotted to Ram temple, the second part was allotted to Nirmohi Akhada and the third part was given to Shia Waqf board. 

Both Hindu and Muslim groups challenged this order of Allahabad High Court in the Apex Court as all sought complete right on the entire land.

What is Babri mosque case of Ayodhya?
On December 6, 1992, the Babri mosque in Ayodhya had been demolished by thousands of right-wing activists. It was claimed that mosque was built on a temple marking the birthplace of Lord Ram. That temple was destroyed in the 16th century.



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