SC to hear land dispute from 29 Oct; no need to refer matter to larger bench; 1994 ruling not applicable to Ayodhya case
Supreme Court to begin hearing on Ayodhya matter from October 29, 2018 to decide the suit on merit. Justice Abdul Nazeer dissents. Holds what is essential to religion as laid down in Ismail Faruqui was arrived at without comprehensive examination, needs to be re-examined in detail.
Questionable observations in Ismail Faruqui not relevant for decision making in this suit, says SC
The Supreme Court has held that the questionable observations in the Ismail Faruqui matter are not in any way relevant for decision making in the Ayodhya land title dis[ute. Therefore the bench did not see a need to refer the matter to a larger Bench. Justice Bhushan held that the said judgment with respect to immunity from acquistion and won’t affect the land title dispute.
Subramanian Swamy reacts to SC ruling, says roadblock in path of mandir construction cleared
Speaking to Times Now, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that today’s ruling cleared a roadblock in the path of the construction of rRam Mandir at Ayodhya. He said that this ruling will ensure that the matter is now expedited. “I would like the temple to be constructed before Diwali,” he added.
SC says Ayodhya case need not be referred to larger bench
Justtice Bhushan, reading out a judgment on behalf CJI Dipak Misra and himself, said that the Ayodhya case need not be referred to a larger bench.
AIMPLB member and lawyer Zafaryab Jilani says today’s ruling won’t have bearing on main case
Speaking to NDTV, AIMPLB member and lawyer Zafaryab Jilani said, “This observation does not have any impact any it. But HC has relied on it and the other side has been constantly referring to the judgment so we will pursue it in court. But on the larger verdict, it has no bearing.”
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to refer the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir matter to a larger bench. In its verdict, the court said that all temples, mosques and churches are equally relevant. The verdict came on a batch of pleas by Muslim groups on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute seeking reconsideration by a larger bench on the observations made by it in a 1994 verdict that a mosque was not integral to Islam. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer had reserved the verdict on the pleas on July 20. While Justice Bhushan penned down the judgment on behalf of himself and CJI Misra, Justice Nazeer drafted a separate judgment.