A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will pronounce verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at 10:30 am today.
When the apex court announced late night that the judgment would be out on Saturday, everyone was taken by surprise. After the notification, politicians urged people to maintain peace.
But who are the judges who will sign the order? Let's tell you.
A small plot in Ayodhya is at center of dispute
Pertaining to merely 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya, the title suit has grave socio-cultural consequences.
As both Hindus and Muslims claim ownership of the plot, where 16th-century Babri Masjid stood before being demolished in 1992, Allahabad High Court in 2010 divided the land equally among deity Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhada, and Sunni Waqf Board.
The claimants then approached SC.
Before his retirement, CJI Gogoi will give Ayodhya verdict
The bench, which will sign the crucial order, is headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The judgment is coming out before November 17, as he retires on the same day.
CJI Gogoi, who belongs to Assam, took the topmost judicial post in the country in October 2018.
He has served as a judge at Gauhati High Court and Punjab and Haryana HC.