Case Description

The Court is hearing an appeal against  the Allahabad High Court judgment on the title to disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site. On 27th September, the Supreme Court decided that the matter will be heard by a 3 judge bench as a property dispute. 

Background

The Allahabad High Court prounced its verdict on 30th September 2010. It divided the Ayodhya title into three parts. It awarded a third to Ram represented by Hindu Maha Sabha, a third to the Sunni Wakf Board and a third to Nirmohi Akhara.

 

Currently the Supreme Court is hearing an appeal against the High Court Verdict. 

 

On 27th September, a three-judge Bench delivered its verdict regarding the question of the strength of the Bench which should hear the appeal. The Bench ruled that the case need not be referred to a Constitution Bench. Further, the Bench upheld the validity of Faruqui, which held that in questions of State land acquisitions, mosques are not an essential feature of Islam.

Justice Bhushan, on behalf of Chief Justice Misra and himself, wrote the majority opinion. Justice Nazeer wrote a dissenting opinion:

Justice Bhushan

Justice Nazeer

 

The matter will be resolved as a land dispute case by a three-judge Bench. The matter will be next heard on 29th October, 2018.

Issues

Which party, Sunni Wakf Board or Ram Lalla has title to Babri-Ramjanmbhoomi site?

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