The Supreme court will resume hearing on the ongoing Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, on April 27. The three-judge bench of the apex court is headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misrasaid. The bench will take a decision to transfer the case to a five-judge bench, only after hearing the arguments from both the sides.
The apex court is hearing 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court that that mandated a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya.
During the previous hearing, a bench, comprising of Chief Justice, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer, had directed the registry not to entertain any intervention application in the Ayodhya case. The top court earlier dismissed all 32 intervention petitions, including applications of Shyam Benegal, Aparna Sen and Teesta Setalvad, in the case.
The top court also rejected the intervention plea of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the matter.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was on December 6, 1992, demolished by Hindu Karsevaks, claiming that the Ram temple that originally stood there was demolished to construct the mosque. (ANI)