Supreme Court adjourns the hearing of Ayodhya Case to January 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site dispute to January 2019.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that an appropriate bench will fix the date on the matter in January.

There were a batch of pleas before the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict which divided the disputed land of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid in Ayodhya into three parts.

On September 27, the apex court had declined to refer the matter of reconsideration of the observation in its 1994 judgment to a five-judge constitution Bench.

In a majority verdict of 2:1, a three-judge bench headed by then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had said that the previous verdict had no relevance to the present issue.

Justice Abdul Nazeer, who disagreed with CJI Misra and Justice Ashok Bhushan, said that whether a mosque is integral to Islam has to be decided considering religious belief which requires detailed consideration.