Supreme Court on Friday while hearing a batch of petitions in the Ayodhya Ram Janm Bhoomi dispute case granted three months time for making translation of the historic documents after the Sunni Waqf Board had sought a time period of at least four months to translate the historical documents.

Supreme Court was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad court verdict in the Ayodhya dispute case.

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court in 2010 gave a verdict for the equal distribution of the disputed land among Sunni Waqf board, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. The decision in the case has been pending for the last 7 years.

The apex court in its previous judgment had constituted a three-judge bench to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case from 11 August. Justice Dipak Misra heads the bench.

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court in 2010 in its ruling did a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya.


03:45 PM IST  | Supreme Court grants three months time for making translation of the historic documents.

03: 05 PM IST | The Uttar Pradesh government has sought request for an early hearing in Supreme Court. The Sunni Waqf Board has objected to it citing the absence of translated documents.

03: 02 PM IST | The Sunni Waqf Board has sought a time period of at least four months to translate the historical documents. The board told Supreme Court that the documents are in 5 different languages and require time to be translated. 

02: 45 PM IST | Senior BJP leader and petitioner Subramanian Swamy has submitted his petition on Fundamental Right to worship on the debated site should be decided first on the priority basis.

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02: 42 PM IST | Explaining to Supreme Court, Sunni Waqf board says that the original historic documents submitted are in Sanskrit, Parsi, Urdu, Arabic and other languages and are not properly translated.

02: 35 PM IST | The Sunni Waqf Board tells Supreme Court that the translation of historic documents is not complete yet.

02: 20 PM IST | On July 21, Chief Justice JS Khehar had agreed to take early hearing after a plea filed by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy.

The BJP leader had told the court that he has been allowed by the apex court to intervene in the matter and is seeking expeditious disposal of the cases.

02: 15 PM IST | Hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case begins in the Supreme Court.

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02: 10 PM IST | Notably, the Allahabad High Court in the year 2010 ruling said that the disputed land be divided into three parts — one-third to Ram Lalla, represented by the Hindu Mahasabha; one-third to the Islamic Waqf Board; and the remaining third to the Nirmohi Akhara. In December, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha and the Sunni Waqf Board move the Supreme Court, challenging the HC ruling.

In a surprise, earlier this year the SC said that matter of the disputed land is sensitive and should be settled out of court. It also asked all the stakeholders to hold talks and find an amicable solution.

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