Ram Mandir hearing in Supreme Court: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing in decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case till January 10. A division bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that an appropriate bench will fix date of hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case on January 10.
As many as 14 pleas have been filed in the apex court contesting the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement. The HC had favoured bifurcating the 2.77-acre land equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. Earlier in October last year, the court had deferred the matter till first week of January 2019 saying an “appropriate bench” will decide the schedule of hearing. Any observation by the top on the issue will have a major political bearing with Lok Sabha elections just a few months away from now.