The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi title case to January 2019 during today’s hearing of the case, Bar and Bench has reported. The three-member bench of the apex court, which had Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K M Joseph, had ignored the Uttar Pradesh government's request of early hearing.
The Supreme Court began the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute earlier today. In a 2010 verdict, the Allahabad High Court had divided the disputed site into three parts – one third to Ram Lalla, represented by the Hindu Mahasabha; one third to the Islamic Waqf Board; and the remaining third to the Nirmohi Akhara.
A new bench, comprising of Chief Justice Gogoi and Justices Kaul and Joseph will hear the pleas. The old bench comprised of CJI Dipak Misra and justices Abdul Nazeer and Ashok Bhushan. On 27 September, the court had declined to set up a larger bench for reconsidering its 1994 verdict which held a "mosque is not an essential part of the practice of Islam".
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