Decades-long Ayodha case enters its final leg from Monday (Oct 14) as a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court aims to close the hearing phase before October 17. As of know, section 144 has been imposed, to deal with the expected violence, across Ayodhya district.
The proceedings on politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute are being resumed after week-long Dussehra break. Supreme Court started the day-to-day proceedings on August 6 after mediation proceedings failed to find an amicable solution.
Earlier, the court had heard arguments of the Hindu side and will hear arguments of the Mulsim side this week before coming to a verdict.
For context, the verdict aims to deliver a full and final solution on 2.77 acres of land that had been equally divided among three parties- Sunni Waqf Board, Ram Lalla, and Nirmohi Akhada – in 2010 by the Allahabad Court, however, was later challenged in the SC.
The following comes after the demolition of Babri Masjid on the same land under the pretext that Lord Rama took human form at the exact spot.
Also of now, the bench, also comprising Justices SA Bobde, SA Nazeer, Ashok Bhushan, and DY Chandrachud aims to deliver a solution before Chief justice Rajan Gogi retries on October 17.
Unmanned aerial vehicles can’t fly without permission over the city without permission. The administration has also stopped boating and put a ban on the sale/manufacture of firecrackers. The order further states that shops and godowns can function only after permission from authorities, that too in specific areas
District Magistrate Anuj K Jha imposed Section 144 in Ayodhya, and it will remain in place till December 10.