The Supreme Court of India will in January decide on when the Ayodhya matter will be heard. The court said on Monday that it would decide in the first week of January.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi said, ‘list in the month of January, first week before an appropriate Bench for fixing the date of hearing.’ The CJI clarified that this does not mean that the appeals will be heard in January. It will be listed for fixing another date of hearing, the CJI also said. We have our own priorities. Whether it comes in January, February or March will be the call of the appropriate Bench, the CJI also said.
In 2010, the Allahabad High Court divided the land three ways between Muslim and Hindu parties.
On September 27, the top court had declined to review a 1994 ruling that the government can acquire land that a mosque is built on as a mosque is not integral to Islam. Many believed that decision meant the temple-mosque dispute can be taken up without any delay.
Today, the court made it clear that the dates of hearings in the case will be decided in January.