24 Dec 2018
SC to hear PIL questioning #AyodhyaVerdict delay on 4 January
The PIL also requested the SC to hear the temple-mosque dispute case on an urgent basis, in a time-bound manner.
The matter will reportedly be taken up by a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
PIL questions the delay in adjudication of Ayodhya matter
Supreme Court to hear a PIL on January 4 questioning delay in adjudication of Ayodhya matter and requesting it to hear the matter on urgent basis and in a time bound manner. pic.twitter.com/5BN7ugNnud— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2018
14 petitions filed against Allahabad HC verdict
The Ayodhya matter is listed in the apex court before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul.
The Supreme Court is, however, likely to set up a bench - comprising three judges - for the hearing of 14 pleas filed against the verdict of Allahabad High Court in four civil suits in the matter.
Government wants matter to be heard on day-to-day basis: Javadekar
Separately, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said that the Center wants the court to hold a day-to-day basis hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.
"The government wants the Ram Temple matter to be heard on a day to day basis so that this issue is resolved at the earliest," said the Union HRD Minister at a press conference in New Delhi.
SC to take up batch of petitions for hearing
The PIL that has questioned the delay in the adjudication of the Ayodhya temple-masjid matter is one among the batch of petitions the top court is scheduled to take up for hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case on 4 January.
The Allahabad High Court judgement
The Allahabad High Court in 2010 had ruled that the disputed 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be divided equally among the three parties: Ram Lalla (represented by Hindu Maha Sabha, for the Ram temple construction), the Sunni Waqf Board, and Nirmohi Akhara.