Ayodhya land dispute: Supreme Court reserves order on mediation

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi heard the contesting parties.

Written by March 6, 2019 12:53

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on whether the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute can be settled through mediation.

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A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi heard the contesting parties.

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The bench also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer heard submissions from various Hindu and Muslim bodies involved in the matter.

Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.