Published On : Tue, Dec 5th, 2017

Ayodhya Case: Supreme Court Defers Hearing to February 8, 2018


New Delhi: A three-judge Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer on Tuesday fixed February 8, 2018 as the next date of hearing in the long-pending Ayodhya Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute. The dispute was triggered after the 16th Century mosque – Babri Masjid – was demolished by thousands of activists associated with right wing groups on December 6, 1992.

The specially constituted Supreme Court bench are hearing a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgement of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits.

The stakeholders in the case had moved the apex court after the Allahabad High Court directed the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Lord Ram Lalla to settle for a three-way division of the 2.77-acre disputed site.