The Supreme Court of India will deliver its judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid land dispute case (Ayodhya case) tomorrow. The judgment will be pronounced on a non-working day by a Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S.A. Bobde, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S.A. Nazeer.
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce judgement at 10:30 am.
A notice regarding the pronouncement of judgment by a Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was uploaded on the official website of the Supreme Court late Friday evening.
The bench on October 16 had reserved the judgement after marathon hearing of 40 days.
Hours before the notice, the Chief Justice of India in the pre-noon held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and Director General of Police (DGP), Om Prakash Singh, who apprised him about the security arrangements made to maintain law and order in the state.
The meeting was held in the CJI's chamber, sources said.
Fourteen appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties - the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
The Supreme Court had on August 6 commenced day-to-day proceedings in the case as the mediation proceedings initiated to find the amicable resolution had failed.
It had taken note of the report of the three-member panel, comprising Justice F.M.I. Kallifulla, spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate and renowned mediator Sriram Panchu, that mediation proceedings, which went on for about four months, did not result in any final settlement and it had to decide the matter pending before it.
The Supreme Court concluded its final hearing on October 16 and reserved its judgment.
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