Supreme Court to take up Ayodhya case on January 4

Ayodhya land dispute case: SC sets Oct 18 deadline for hearing to be completed

New Delhi: In the lasted from the Ayodhya land dispute, the Supreme Court will take up the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute on January 4, court officials announced on Monday.

The apex court in October had rejected an urgent hearing after the Uttar Pradesh government argued that it was a 100-year-old dispute that should be taken up on priority.

The court ruling had triggered loud demands for an ordinance within the BJP and various groups linked to its ideological mentor RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) to pave way for the construction in the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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According to reports, around 14 petitions have challenged the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict partitioning the land into three — for the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram, a party to the case).

The bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul is likely to constitute a three-judge bench for hearing all the petitions in the case.

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