New Delhi: The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on a plea seeking Ram Mandir case to be transferred to a higher constitution bench, on Thursday at 2 pm.
The Supreme Court will take up the case on the land dispute and will decide whether a constitutional bench needs to be set up on this matter. The plea seeks the formation of a constitutional bench and also that no order should be passed over the case before 2019 elections. The 5-judge bench which will be pronouncing a verdict on the plea seeking transfer of Ram Mandir case to higher constitution bench will also be delivering another crucial verdict. The apex court will also deliver a verdict on ‘mosque as a place of prayer is an essential part of Islam’.
The three parties in the land dispute case are Hindu Maha Sabha, Sunni Wakf and Nirmohi Akhara. In 2010, Allahabad court had pronounced that all the three parties, in this case, will get 1/3rd of the land. But Sunni Wakf and Hindu Mahasabha had challenged this verdict in the SC.
The very next year, the SC stayed the Allahabad High Court order, stating ‘ruling was surprising as no party wanted a split of the site.’ The case has been ongoing in the top court since then.
Earlier this year in April, Supreme Court had ruled against a large constitution bench on an immediate basis on this matter. The three-judge bench also confirmed that dispute in Ayodhya was purely a “property dispute” and the ‘issue of political or religious sensitivities cannot be a ground to refer the matter to a larger bench’.
On July 20, a three-judge bench of the Apex Court comprising of CJI Deepak Misra, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer reserved their judgment on whether the matter should be referred to a Constitution Bench or not.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, razed to the ground allegedly by Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that originally stood there.