Supreme Court has decided to take up the petition regarding the hearing of Ram Janam bhoomi- Babri Masjid dispute case on January 4th. The bench constituted to hear the case include CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul. Earlier on 27th September a three-judge bench by 2:1 majority rejected to refer the case to a five-judge constitutional bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam. The matter had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute. On 29th October, the apex court decided to fix the matter before an "appropriate bench'", which will decide the schedule of hearing. Later, an application was moved for according an urgent hearing by advancing the date, but the top court had refused the plea, saying it had already passed an order on Oct. 29 relating to the hearing on the matter. The plea for early hearing was moved by the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha. One of the original litigants in the case is M Siddiq who is also one of the respondents in the appeal filed by legal heirs. BMAC has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court opposing the ordinance passed by BJP led NDA paving way for construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site.
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