NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed January 29 as the next date of hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi –Babri Masjid title dispute case.
The decision was taken after Justice UU Lalit rescued himself from the case.
He rescued from hearing the case after advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that UU Lalit had appeared for Kalyan Singh government in 1997.
A five-judge constitution bench of the SC, headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and comprising of Justice SA Bobde, Justice NV Ramana, Justice UU Lalit and Justice DY Chandrachud said that there will be no hearing in the case today.
Earlier, the apex court had scheduled to take up on January 10th a batch of petitions for hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.
On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court had adjourned the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title Suit till January 2019 to fix the next hearing date in the matter, challenging the Allahabad High Court ruling of 2010.
The Allahabad HC in its 2010 verdict had suggested a division of the disputed land in Ayodhya-one for each of the parties the Nirmohi Akhara, the Sunni Waqf Board and Ram Lalla.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in 1578 in Ayodhya and it was destroyed by a group of Hindu activists on December 6, 1992, demanding that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram Temple. Since then, several hearings have been held in the Supreme Court to resolve the issue.
A group of Hindu activist claimed that it was a birthplace of ‘Rama’ (Hindu God in ancient history) and the Mughal emperors destroyed the remains of structure to build the mosque, however, the Muslims denied it.