Ayodhya case | Supreme Court adjourns final hearing to March 14 due to incomplete documentation
The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the final hearing in the in the politically-sensitive Ayodhya case.
The top court has fixed March 14 as the next date for the hearing as some of the documents and translations are yet to be filed before it.
The bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer said that it will hear the case as a “pure land dispute”.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court commenced the crucial hearing on a batch of petitions in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.
Today’s hearing assumed significance in the wake of the rejection by a special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, the vehement submission by Sunni Waqf Board and others that the pleas be heard after the next general elections.
The bench, also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, had made clear on December 5 last year, that it would begin final hearing on the petitions from February 8 and had asked the parties to file the requisite pleadings in the meantime.
Senior lawyers including Kapil Sibal and Rajeev Dhavan had contended that the civil appeals be either referred to a five or seven judge bench or posted in 2019 keeping in …read more