Breaking- Supreme Court To Pronounce Judgment In Ayodhya Case Tomorrow [Read Notice]

Breaking- Supreme Court To Pronounce Judgment In Ayodhya Case Tomorrow [Read Notice]

The Supreme Court will pronounce the much awaited judgment in Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute case tomorrow.

The matter has been listed at 10.30 a.m. for pronouncement of judgment in Chief Justice's Court tomorrow.

The bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Bobde, Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer will hold a special sitting on Saturday to pronounce the judgment.

The five judges bench of the Supreme Court had reserved judgment on October 16 in the case after a marathon hearing of forty days.

This is the second longest hearing in the history of Supreme Court after the landmark hearing in Keshavananda Bharati case which lasted 68 days.

Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex 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 three parties - the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

What The Allahabad HC Held In Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Dispute?

The day to day hearing commenced on August 6, after CJI declared that the mediation talks by the SC-appointed panel of Justice F M Khalifullah, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu failed.

The Hindu parties have contended that the entire 2.77 acres of land has juristic personality as the janmasthan of Lord Ram. The Muslim side has countered this by saying that the mere belief that the site was the birth place of Lord Ram will not confer it juristic personality.

The parties have referred to the reports of historians, travelers and gazetters and land documents prepared during British rule to base their respective claims. References were also made to the report of the Archaeological Survey of India on the point whether the mosque was built over an existing temple.

Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Dispute: All You Need To Know About The Civil Suits

After the conclusion of the hearing, the parties were given liberty to file written submissions on moulding the relief.

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, in its written submission, has pressed for the need to provide for the governing and administration of the decreed property and sought the setting up of a body of persons or a trust to ensure that the purpose of the decree is carried out in letter and spirit. The Mahasabha has asked the Court to establish a trust so it can be determined "who will be entitled to and liable to raise construction over such land".

The Muslim parties had given their note in a a 'sealed cover'. The Hindu side has taken objection to the sealed cover note submitted by the Muslims.

Later the Muslim parties filed a statement urging the Supreme Court to mould the relief in the case in such a fashion to reflect the 'constitutional values that this great nation espouses'.

"The decision by this Hon'ble Court, whichever way it goes, will impact future generations. It will also have consequences for the polity of this country", said the joint statement filed by seven Muslim parties in the case.

"Since the judgement of this Court will have far reaching implications, it is for the Court to consider the consequences of its historic judgement by moulding the relief in a fashion that will reflect the constitutional values that this great nation espouses. We hope that the Court, in moulding the relief, upholds our multi- religious and multicultural values in resolving the issues confronting it.

Moulding the relief is the responsibility of this Court, which itself is the sentinel of our Constitution.

When moulding the relief, this Court must also consider how future generations will view this verdict", the statement by Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan said.

On the last date of hearing, there were reports that the Chairman of the Sunni Waqf Board had agreed for settlement by giving up the claim for mosque in the case.

These reports were denied by the Muslim parties in the case by issuing a joint statement.

"We are taken aback by the media reports attributed by Mr Shahid Rizvi, Advocate on record that U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board was willing to withdraw the claim on site of the Babri Masjid"(sic), the statement said.

The statement concluded by saying :

"Accordingly, we must make it absolutely clear that we the appellants before Supreme Court do not accept the proposal made which has been leaked out to the Press, nor the procedure by which the mediation has taken place nor the manner in which a withdrawal of the claim has been suggested as a compromise."

Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex 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 three parties - the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

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