Ayodhya case LIVE Updates: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute to January 2019

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Ayodhya case Live Updates: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute hearing to January 2019.

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Ayodhya Land Dispute Case Live Updates: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute hearing to January 2019. The bench was supposed to hear a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict which divided the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya between Ram Lalla, Sunni Wakf Board and Nirmohi Akhara. The appeals will be heard by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph. This comes after a Supreme Court bench headed by the then CJI Dipak Misra had on September 27 had refused to refer to a five-judge Constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam which had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute.

READ | Ayodhya land title dispute: SC paves way for hearing on October 29

Justice Ashok Bhushan while reading the judgment for himself and the Chief Justice of India had said that it has to find out the context in which the five-judge bench had delivered the 1994 verdict. Justice S Abdul Nazeer had disagreed with the two judges and said whether a mosque is integral to Islam has to be decided considering religious belief which requires detailed consideration.

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17:34 (IST)29 Oct 2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asked govt to clear path for Ram temple

In his annual Vijayadashmi address, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has appealed to the union government to clear path for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya by enacting a requisite law.

16:58 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Construction of Ram temple not an electoral issue for BJP, says Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has clarified that for him and his party (BJP), the issue of Ram temple construction is not an electoral issue. The statement comes at a time when Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has asked the centre to bring an ordinance or a law in Parliament for the construction of the mandir at the disputed site.

16:21 (IST)29 Oct 2018
UP CM Yogi Adityanath pitch for Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the Supreme Court should pronounce its verdict in the Ram temple case. Addressing the gathering at the Ideas Conclave, organised by India Foundation, the Chief Minister described Ram temple case as a matter of faith for the people of India. The up cm also added that the temple in Ayodhya assumes great significance in hearts of the people. “If Supreme Court can give judgment in the Sabarimala case, it should also give its order in Ram temple case. I request the court to do so,” Adityanath said, reports PTI. 

15:53 (IST)29 Oct 2018

A bench of top court judges including, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph will hear the appeals filed in the matter in January 2019.

15:37 (IST)29 Oct 2018
BJP is committed to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya: Mahendra Nath Pandey

UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey had said that BJP is committed to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya. “The BJP stand is very clear. It is committed to building Ram Temple in Ayodhya. It is of the view that the Ram temple should be built through consensus or as per the way shown by the court. And, whenever, such circumstances arise, the party will always be ready," said Pandey, reports PTI.

14:57 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Hindus running out of patience: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Monday said that Hindus in the country are running out of patience. "The Congress has decided to make it a Hindu-Muslim issue. Shri Ram is the cornerstone of faith of the Hindus. Hindus are running out of patience. I fear what will happen if Hindus lose out of patience...," said Giriraj Singh, reports PTI.

14:33 (IST)29 Oct 2018
VHP asks central government to bring law

Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday said that Hindus will not wait for court order. He asked the centre to bring a law to pave the way for the constrcuction of Ram Temple. Speaking to PTI, VHP working president Alok Kumar said, "The Supreme Court has once again adjourned the hearing. This fortifies the VHP's stand that the solution to the Ram Janambhoomi issue is not in eternally waiting for hearing of appeals pending for over seven years. We reiterate our request to the Union government to enact a law to clear the way for building a grand temple of Lord Ram at his birthplace in Ayodhya."

13:48 (IST)29 Oct 2018
P Chidambaram asks everyone to wait for final verdict

Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram has urged all the stakeholders to wait for the final verdict of the Supreme Court. He also said that BJP will try to polarise views on Ram Mandir. "This is a familiar story. Every 5 yrs before elections, BJP will try to polarise views on Ram Mandir. Congress party's position is that the matter is before SC, everyone should wait until SC decides questions before SC. I don't think we should jump the gun," Chidambaram reacted on SC's verdict.

13:23 (IST)29 Oct 2018

A total of 14 appeals were filed so far against the high court judgement, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77 acres of land be partitioned equally among three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

12:54 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Asaduddin Owaisi asks Centre, RSS to bring ordinance

The AIMIM chief, Asaduddin Owaisi has asked the BJP, RSS and VHP to bring an ordinance on Ram Temple. He said in each and every time, the trio threatens to bring a law but forget. "Why don't they bring it (ordinance on Ram temple)? Let them do it. Every time they are threatening that they will bring an ordinance. Every Tom, Dick & Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP says this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it. Let us see," he said reacting to SC's decision.

12:31 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Keshav Prasad Maurya says adjourning of hearing doesn't send good message

The Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya says adjournment of hearing doesn't send a good message. "I don't want to comment since it's the decision of Supreme Court. However, the adjournment of hearing doesn't send a good message," he said reacting to SC's decision.

11:57 (IST)29 Oct 2018
SC adjourns matter for January 2019

The Supreme Court has adjourned the matter for January 2019 for fixing a date.

11:52 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Supreme Court hearing begins

The Supreme Court hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute has begun.

11:40 (IST)29 Oct 2018
RSS leader says truth can't be changed

Ahead of the crucial hearing, senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Monday said that just as the Kaaba, Harmandir Sahab, and the Vatican, Ram’s birthplace too cannot be changed. “It’s a truth,” he said while speaking to ANI.

READ | Indresh Kumar's full comments

11:36 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Prakash Javadekar slams Shashi Tharoor

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday slammed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor who had recently said that Ram Mandir should not be built in Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodhya because a mosque existed at that place ."Tharoor has forgotten that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya and his temple existed at the spot. A mosque was built after demolishing the temple," Javadekar said.

"A public protest for Ram temple has been on from last 500 years. No BJP or Congress were there in the movement. It was a public protest. Now, the Supreme Court has fixed the dates of hearing (the Ayodhya title suit). We are hopeful that soon justice will be done and Ram Mandir will be built in Ramjanmabhoomi," he added.

11:28 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Hindus are losing patience, says Giriraj Singh

Ahead of the Ayodhya land dispute case hearing in Supreme Court, Union minister Giriraj Singh told ANI that Hindus are losing patience. "Ab Hinduon ka sabr tut raha hai. Mujhe bhay hai ki Hinduon ka sabr tuta toh kya hoga," the senior BJP leader said.

11:19 (IST)29 Oct 2018
SC failed us, said VHP

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) earlier this month said that it can no longer wait for the Supreme Court to deliver its verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi case because it has already "waited for too long". Addressing a press conference, VHP's international working president Alok Kumar said, "I think the Supreme Court neglected its duty. We have waited for long, now we cannot wait." It urged the Modi government to bring in an ordinance to facilitate construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

11:09 (IST)29 Oct 2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on issue

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said even opposition parties cannot oppose a Ram temple in Ayodhya openly as the deity is revered by the country's majority. Speaking at an event organised at Patanjali Yogpeeth earlier this month, Bhagwat said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party is committed to constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya but certain things take time.

"Even opposition parties cannot openly oppose a Ram temple in Ayodhya as they are aware the deity is revered by a majority of Indians. But certain things take time," he said.

10:57 (IST)29 Oct 2018
When Yogi Adityanath cited Sabarimala

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday said the Supreme Court should pronounce its judgement in the Ram temple case as it had done on the matter of Sabarimala temple. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister, however, clarified that for him and BJP, the construction of temple was not an electoral issue.

'If Supreme Court can give judgement in the Sabarimala case, it should also give its order in Ram temple case. I request the court to do so,' Adityanath said at the Ideas Conclave, organised by India Foundation.

10:52 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Subramanian Swamy's take on matter

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that BJP should take a review in December to see if the Ram Temple matter is going to be quickly adjourned. "I think we should take a review in December to see if Ram Temple matter is going to be quickly adjourned or again Congress lawyers will find some other interlocutory application to delay the matter. If it's going to be delayed then we'll have to take a call," he said.

10:51 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Fadnavis says Ram temple not an election issue

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in a recent interview with The Indian Express said that Ram temple is a commitment given by the Bharatiya Janata Party but isn't an election issue for the party. He said for BJP, it is a matter of identity and faith.

10:38 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Togadia evades reply on matter

When Togadia was asked about the delay in construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya at an event on Sunday, he said, "I will only talk about farmers today". Replying to a query on visit by leaders of Congress and BJP to temples during the elections, he said, "When a person does not have any other hope he goes to (visit) God".

10:32 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Pravin Togadia is "no more relevant”

UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey Sunday said former Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia is "no more relevant” vis-a-vis Ayodhya movement. "The BJP stand is very clear. It is committed to building Ram Temple in Ayodhya. It is of the view that the Ram temple should be built through consensus or as per the way shown by the court. And, whenever, such circumstances arise, the party will always be ready,” Pandey said. He added: "As far as Togadia is concerned, he is no more relevant."

10:30 (IST)29 Oct 2018
Timeline of the case

The Babri Masjid was built by Mir Baqi, commander of Mughal emperor Babur in 1528. In 1885, Mahant Raghubir Das filed plea in Faizabad district court seeking permission to build a canopy outside the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid structure. The court rejected the plea at that time.After years of conflict, the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid structure was demolished in 1993.Check full timeline of events | Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case

10:24 (IST)29 Oct 2018
BJP committed towards building temple

On Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kisan Morcha national president Virendra Singh Mast urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the process of enacting a law that will pave the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

'The BJP is committed towards building the Ram temple. A majority of people in the country want a grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya. The Modi government should take the initiative for making a law for the construction of the Ram temple. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had also echoed the same sentiments earlier,' he told reporters here Saturday night,' he said.

10:17 (IST)29 Oct 2018
CJI to take crucial decisions

There are some crucial decisions that the CJI may take today. While one will be deciding on a date to commence hearing the title dispute, the CJI also needs to decide whether he will head the bench after Dipak Misra's retirement.

In its judgement on September 27, an apex court bench headed by then CJI Dipak Misra had refused to send the 1994 observation to a larger bench that a mosque is not an integral part of Islam. The plea was filed by a few appellants who wanted the court to reconsider its ruling in the M Ismail Faruqui Etc vs Union Of India And Others case. In this case, the Constitution Bench had observed that “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and namaz (prayer) by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open”. A view of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. (Source: Express archive photo)The three-judge high court bench, in a 2:1 majority ruling, had ordered that the 2.77 acres of land be partitioned equally among three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
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