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The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, on Monday, will hear the petitions challenging the verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the disputed land in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

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Update at 4:30 PM: "We don't want Ordinance, we want Ram Mandir to come through a proper bill introduced in Parliament & passed as law. BJP must ensure this before 2019 election," said VHP Sant Committee & Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti general secretary Jitendranand Saraswati.

Update at 3:40 PM: "It is the Supreme Court's prerogative to hear the matter. Why anybody should intervene?," said Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav.

 Update at 3:37 PM: "People of India, whether Hindu or Muslims, want the decision in the Ayodhya dispute at the earliest. The SC has differed the matter for January, "said UP Deputy CM, Dinesh Sharma.

Update at 3:27 PM: Hindu Mahasabha blames both BJP and Congress for the situation. Hindu Mahasabha president, Swami Chakrapani blames both BJP and the opposition for the situation and demands an ordinance. He said, "voters will throw out BJP in 2019, if they fail to construct Ram Mandir."

Update at 3:26 PM: Mandir brigade warns the government of ouster if they fail to construct Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Update at 2:05 PM: “The place should be given for the construction of Ram Mandir. The Government must bring an ordinance on this, and if there is a delay from judiciary's side, then RSS is with the saints in their decision," said RSS leader Arun Kumar.

Update at 2:01 PM: "We have been saying that the court has nothing to do with the Ayodhya matter. Ram Mandir cannot be made in Karachi or Pakistan. Ram Mandir can only be built in Ayodhya. And, Shiv Sena wants Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya only," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

Update at 1:31 PM: "Honourable SC has once again adjourned the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi appeals to the year 2019. This fortifies the VHP's stance that the solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi issue is not in eternally waiting for the hearing of the appeals pending now for almost 7 years. The VHP reiterates its request to the union government to now enact a law to clear the way for a grand temple of Shri Ram at Ayodhya. This may be done at the coming Winter Session of Parliament", VHP leader Alok Kumar demands the centre to bring an ordinance in the upcoming Winter session for the creation of Ram Mandir on Ram Janmabhoomi.

Update at 12:49 PM: BJP has issued a 'diktat', telling all its party leaders not to comment on the decision taken by the apex court, according to sources.

Update at 12:31 PM: "Bring the ordinance. We will see. How long will you just say? Bring the ordinance now. If you have the guts, get the ordinance now. You are stuck in CBI row, how will you bring the ordinance," said AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi challenging the government to bring an ordinance against the Supreme Court's order in the Ayodhya case.

Update at 12:18 PM: "I will raise the issue in the Parliament session now," said Dr Subramanian Swamy.

Update at 12:08 PM: "This case is not about Hindu and Muslim. It is about land. Who will sit and discuss? Court has considered themselves as the master. Election is not the matter here. We will not do any revolution here. The court is doing wrong. We and the whole society wanted the verdict to come out in atleast one month. But now, we will wait for the court," said Mahant Dharam Das.

Update at 12:05 PM: "They are working under the pressure by the Congress and Kapil Sibal. They wanted the hearing to delay till 2019. I condemn this decision. I think it is time to start a new revolution. How long will we wait? This is a title suit and a matter of land dispute," Vinay Katiyar, BJP.

Update at 11:58 AM: The Supreme Court denies to hear the case in the week after Diwali

Update at 11:57 AM: Centre makes a request in the Supreme Court to hear the case in the week after Diwali

Update at 11:53 AM: The Supreme Court orders for the case to be listed in the first week of January for fixing a date for hearing. The top court states that 'no urgent date can be given as of now as the court has other priorities as well.'

Update at 11:52 AM: Hearing begins in Supreme Court on the Ayodhya land title case.

Update at 11:30 AM: "I respect the Supreme Court's decision the most. But even if the court's decision does not come in our favour, then also we will make sure that the Ram Mandir gets built in Ayodhya. Ram Mandir will definitely be built in Ayodhya, as soon as demolition begins," said Sadhvi Prachi, VHP.

Update at 11:29 AM: Hearing to begin in the disputed land case in the Supreme Court.

Update at 10:35 AM: "Now that the hearing will start today, we are expecting that the verdict will come out soon. This will remove all the hindrances in the construction of the Ram Mandir on the Ram Janmabhoomi. We have faith in the apex court. Ayodhya is the birth place of Lord Ram. From a long time now, BJP has made its support for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. BJP is not politicizing this matter. It is a matter of faith for us," said UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Update at 10:26 AM: "It is a bad luck for our country, that people are divided in the name of religion of Hindu and Muslim. If Nehru would have made Ram Mandir, then this misery would not have happened. They did this for vote bank politics and now also Kapil Sibal says that we should not discuss this or proceed this before the 2019 election. They always insulted Hindus," said Union Minister Giriraj Singh.

Update at 9:43 AM: "This Ram Janmabhoomi is ours. We are not fighting for the house of Ram. This is not a fight for Mandir or Masjid. This is the fight for the Ram Janmabhoomi. There will be definite problems if the verdict passed by the Supreme Court will not be in favour of the Ram Janmabhoomi. It is on the Supreme Court now, to decide," said Vinay Katiyar, BJP

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising of Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, on Monday, will begin hearing the petitions challenging the 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the disputed land of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

It comes on the wake of the SC's decision in September to refuse to refer this case to a larger bench. The court then, on September 27 had said the civil suit on land dispute would be heard by a three-judge bench starting October 29.

A couple of days before the apex court began its proceedings, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath urged the court to allow the construction of the Ram Mandir, while stating that the topmost court shouldn't discriminate in giving decisions.

“There should be no discrimination. If the Supreme Court can give its verdict on the Sabarimala Temple, then we appeal that a decision on the Ram Mandir should also be taken as soon as possible. This is best for peace in the country. Moreover, the issue of Ram Janmabhoomi is not about politics, it is about religious sentiments,” Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday during an event.

Earlier on October 25, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) had dared the Supreme Court on Ram Mandir issue, stating that the saints will not wait for the top court’s verdict in the case and the high-powered committee of the Hindu saints will impress upon the government to bring out a legislation for the construction of Ram Temple in the disputed land in Ayodhya as soon as possible.

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