The Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute is 70 years old dispute between the Hindu and the Muslim parties for the ownership of the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court of India on the 16th of October, concluded the final hearing of the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case and reserved the judgment. The five judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, heard all the arguments of both the Hindu and the Muslim sides for 40 days.
The five judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, granted 3 days to the parties to file a written note on 'moulding of relief' or narrowing down the issues required to adjudicate. The Supreme Court asked to suggest of what kind of relief they expected on the verdict given by the Allahabad High Court which apportioned the disputed land equally among the deity, Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara. And the contesting parties filed written notes for the same.
The Constitution bench in the case, comprising Justices S. A. Bobde, D. Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer, started the day-to-day proceedings from 6th of August, after mediation proceedings failed to find an amicable solution to the dispute.
On the day of final hearing, the Supreme Court confirmed that its verdict would be pronounced on or before November 17, the day of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement.
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