Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case: SC to decide on early hearing

According to the 54-page chargesheet, BJP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructing a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s. The apex court directed no fresh trial to take place and directed the Lucknow bench to hear the case on an everyday basis.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 1:27 pm
The Supreme Court said this when BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who is one of the petitioners, mentioned the matter for urgent listing and hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.  (FILE Photo)

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision on the early hearing of a batch of petitions including cross-appeals in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The SC bench said this when BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who is one of the petitioners, mentioned the matter for urgent listing and hearing. “We will take a decision on it,” a PTI report quoted the bench, comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud, as saying.

Based on the chargesheet filed by the CBI on October 8, 1993, the special CBI court had on May 31 charged BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and others with criminal conspiracy. According to the 54-page chargesheet, these BJP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructing a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s.

The apex court on April 19 this year restored the conspiracy charges against the BJP leaders which were dropped by a trial court in 2001 and directed to conclude the case within two years. The verdict of the same was upheld in the Allahabad High Court in 2010.

After reopening the matter, all were granted bail by the CBI special judge SK Yadav on a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 and were charged with criminal conspiracy thereafter.

In February 2013, the Supreme Court reiterated to maintain a status quo on the 67.703-acre disputed property put in 2011 by the apex court on the “strange” judgment passed by the Allahabad High Court in 2010.

Dividing the 67.703-acre disputed land into three parts  among the Hindus, the Muslims and the Nirmohi Akhara, an organised group of sadhus, the Allahabad High Court’s judgment was overruled by the Supreme Court in 2011.

Following the direction to maintain a status quo in 2011, the Supreme Court further directed that the disputed land shall not observe any religious activities except “pujas” at the makeshift Ram Lala temple.

Restoring the case, the apex court directed the Lucknow bench to hear the case on an everyday basis and asked , the CBI to bring in witnesses everyday for a speedy trial.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. K
    Kaleem
    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    Carbon dating test has confirmed Dinosaurs lived 230 million years ago. Archaeological Survey of India has confirmed that Ramayana flourished in Ayodhya, Sringaverapura, Chitrakuta, Nandigarama, and Pariar in UP. ASI has Carbon Dating test facility since1960, but has not conducted this confirmation test in any of these five places. ASI must conduct this test to prove that Ramayana flourished in all these five places, and submit its report to the Supreme Court. Based on this scientific evidence the Supreme Court can give its judgment. Both the communities must obey SC order
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. K
      Kaleem
      Nov 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm
      The Archaeological Survey of India has confirmed that Ramayana flourished in Ayodhya, Sringaverapura, Chitrakuta, Nandigarama, and Pariar in UP. ASI has Carbon Dating test facility since1960, but has not conducted this confirmation test in any of these five places. ASI must conduct this test and submit its confirmation to the Supreme Court of India. Based on this scientific evidence the Hindus can claim the disputed site legally.
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. Jagdish Chandra
        Jul 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm
        It is merely sentimental issue, otherwise million of Temples and mosques would not care by both communities. It is universal truth that both community would accommodated by Indian Territory, giving colour of violence at casual topic would undermine the image of India at international level. Domicile of India would be place these casual issue at corner to give support to progress of developed of nation which may provide jobs to everyone that may bring the prosperity to every house hold and may uplift India image house of snack charmers ( be it Hindu or Muslim).
        (1)(0)
        Reply
        1. K
          Kaushik
          Oct 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm
          Sir im impressed by your comment. Always believe in peace and progress.
          (0)(0)
          Reply
        2. A
          ashok s
          Jul 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm
          This time swamy ji has forced sc to give early verdict . swamiji do or vanquish from politics
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. V
            Vnk
            Jul 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm
            Your reporter doesn't know what he is doing. SC should decide RAM janmabhoomi case in 3 mths. What is early matter is pending for more than 60 yrs and for the last 7yrs in SC.
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments