Top court to begin hearing on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, from this date

On the crucial Supreme Court hearing of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, it is now known that newly constituted five-judge bench will begin hearing from February 26.

It need be recalled that the hearing was delayed because Justice SA Bobde, one of the judges on the constitution bench, had gone on leave.

The hearing comes amid calls for the speedy construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in the run-up to the Lok Sabha election.

The apex court had constituted a five-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Abdul Nazeer, Justice Bobde and Justice DY Chandrachud to hear the case on January 25.

Although the hearing was initially scheduled for January 29, it had to be postponed in view of Justice Bobde’s absence.

It also needs to be recalled that back in 2010, the Allahabad High Court had divided the disputed land into three parts for each of the parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

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