New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday resume hearing on the Babri Masjid-Ram Temple land dispute case. The Supreme Court had earlier adjourned the case on May 17, ordering the next hearing to be after the summer vacation.
The apex court is hearing the 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court that mandated a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya. It earlier dismissed all the 32 intervention petitions, including applications of filmmakers Shyam Benegal and Aparna Sen, and journalist Teesta Setalvad, in the case.
During an earlier hearing, a bench, comprising of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer, had directed the registry not to entertain any intervention application in the Ayodhya case.
The top court also rejected the intervention plea of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the matter.
On May 2, the Supreme Court even refused to give an urgent hearing to a mentioning by Swamy, seeking a direction to perform puja at the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
The Babri Masjid, built by one of the Army Generals of Mughal Emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, demolished by Hindu extremists. They claimed that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that originally stood there.
Senior RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders including LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar were present at the site when the historic mosque was razed to the ground.
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