Supreme Court sets date of Feb 8 for Ayodhya title dispute; heres more
The Supreme Court has decided to begin the ‘final hearing’ over the title dispute in Ayodhya from February 8 next year.
The site is claimed both by Hindus and Muslims and incidentally the date of final hearing to begin has been set a day before the anniversary of demolition of the 16th-century Babri Masjid at the site on December 6, 1992.
Litigants on both sides have said they hope for a verdict soon.
It may be mentioned that a group of 32 civil rights activists urged the Supreme Court to recognize the ramifications of letting religion dictate the fate of a piece of land.
In 2010, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court said the site should be shared between Hindus and Muslims. The verdict allotted two-thirds of the land to Hindus and said they could keep a makeshift temple that was built over the razed mosque’s central dome.
It may also be mentioned that Shia Waqf Board has proposed that the temple be built at the disputed site while a “grand mosque” be built in state capital Lucknow. >