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Babri Masjid dispute case: Supreme Court to decide on early hearing

LiveMint logoLiveMint 21-07-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad high court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

“We will take a decision on it,” a bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and justice D.Y. Chandrachud said when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy mentioned the matter for urgent listing and hearing.

Swamy said that the main appeals against the Allahabad High Court order are pending for the last seven years in the apex court and they required urgent hearing.

He also said that a separate petition had earlier been filed by him seeking enforcement of his right to worship without much hassle at the site. He also said that he has been allowed by the apex court to intervene in the matter and is seeking expeditious disposal of the cases.

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres area at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

The three-judge bench, by a 2:1 majority, had said the land be partitioned equally among three parties, the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and ‘Ram Lalla’.

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