Supreme Court on Monday said that the hearing of Ayodhya case will be on Friday. The apex court had asked the Ayodhya panel to inform by July 18 the status of mediation and the dispute over 2.77 acres Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land. The court has asked Uttar Pradesh govt to apprise the case by July 19 as to what are the rules & regulations when a judge hearing the entire case retires. Judges were informed that trial court judge was to retire on Sept 30 & he sought more time to complete the trial.

Earlier, the constitutional bench led by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi had decided to commence the Ayodhya case on July 25 but the court has asked today the Uttar Pradesh government to set the rules for judges as the trial court judge was to retire on Sept 30 and he has sought more six months time to conclude the trial.

The apex court had asked if the three-member mediation panel failed to heal the minds of Hindus and Muslims in the case. The mediation panel head FMI Kalifulla has said the panel will submit the report by July 18 in the Ayodhya dispute. The court had also said the constitution bench would commence the hearing the cross-appeals from July 25.

Special judge holding the trial in Babri Masjid demolition case seeks 6 months’ time from the SC to conclude the case.

Highlights:

– The top court has adjourned hearing for Friday, July 19, 2019.

-The apex court asks Uttar Pradesh government to inform it by July 19 about the mechanism to extend special judge’s tenure till he delivers verdict in Babri Masjid case.

– Additional Sessions judge SK Yadav, who is hearing the case, is slated to retire on September 30, 2019. Judges were informed that trial court judge was to retire on Sept 30 and he sought more time to complete the trial.

– The SC has made it clear that Additional Sessions judge SK Yadav won’t retire till he gives a verdict in the controversial case,

– The case pertains the reported destruction of a Babri Masjid on the disputed site

– Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is leading the SC bench to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case.

– The 16th-century mosque Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992, when Narasimha Rao was PM and Shankarrao Chavan was home minister.

On July 11, expressing his satisfaction, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had said it was good news from the SC is that day to day hearing will commence on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid matter from July 25th after the top court reviews the progress made by the Mediation Committee starting.

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