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Flashpoint Ayodhya: Apex court may order early listing of title suit
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Flashpoint Ayodhya: Apex court may order early listing of title suit

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New Delhi, Jul 9 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would consider to hear a plea filed by a party on behalf of the majority community in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute seeking an early listing of the title suit.

One of the plaintiffs contended before the Chief Justice of India court that there was no progress in the mediation process to resolve the dispute which dates back centuries when the temple at Lord Ram's birthplace was allegedly demolished to build the Babri Mosque. After hearing this, the bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, said, 'We would see and consider to hear the petition.'

Standstill

The petitioner community submitted that there was not much progress in the court-monitored mediation process, thereby it should give an urgent hearing into the matter. "We will see and consider to hear your petition," the bench said and assured the petitioner that the matter would be listed for an hearing.

The apex court asked the petitioner to file an application so that it can consider to hear the case keeping in view the fact that the matter is of priority and an hearing is the need of the hour.

On March 6, 2019, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court reserved its order on invocation of Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure to attempt a court-monitored mediation in the title suit.

Down the ages

The apex court asked the petitioner to file an application so that it can consider to hear the case keeping in view the fact that the matter is of priority and an hearing is the need of the hour.

After a protracted hearing, Allahabad High Court in 2010 had decreed the division and transfer of title in three equal parts of the 2.77 acres of the disputed land to three principal claimants, one to the minorities, another to the majority community and the last to the Nirmohi Akhara sect. A year later, the apex court stayed the HC verdict.

In 1528, one of Mughal Emperor Babur's generals Mir Baqi, was believed to have demolished a temple of Rama and constructed a mosque at the disputed site, naming it 'Babri Masjid'.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad, in the 1980s, launched a new movement to 'reclaim' the site for the majority community and to erect a Temple dedicated to Ram Lala at the spot. (UNI)