In a major exclusive, Republic TV can confirm that a hearing on the Ayodhya case will be held in Supreme Court on September 28, wherein a decision will be taken on whether the case should be sent forward to a constitutional bench.
On Friday, the SC will only take up the case on the land dispute, and not on the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir issue. The hearing will decide whether a constitutional bench needs to be set up on this matter.
The three parties in the land dispute case are Hindu Maha Sabha, Sunni Wakf and Nirmohi Akhara. In 2010, Allahabad court had pronounced that all the three parties in this case will get 1/3rd of the land. But Sunni Wakf and Hindu Mahasabha had challenged this verdict in the SC.
The very next year, the SC stayed the Allahabad High Court order, stating 'ruling was surprising as no party wanted a split of the site.' The case has been ongoing in the top court since then.
Earlier this year in April, Supreme Court had ruled against a large constitution bench on an immediate basis on this matter. The three-judge bench also confirmed that dispute in Ayodhya was purely a “property dispute” and the 'issue of political or religious senstivities cannot be a ground to refer the matter to a larger bench'.