Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute case today

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will hear Ayodhya’s Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case on Tuesday.

The matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.

On January 27, the apex court had cancelled the scheduled hearing for January 29 as Justice Bobde was not available.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy moved the apex court on Monday for urgent listing of his plea seeking enforcement of his fundamental right to worship at the disputed site. The court asked  Swamy to remain present in the court when the matter will be taken up for hearing.

As many as fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment. The verdict was 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 Narendra Modi government had, last month, moved the Supreme Court seeking its nod to return the 67-acre undisputed acquired land around the disputed site to original owners.

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