Ayodhya Case: SC to wrap up hearing on Oct 17

The bench said the Muslim sides to dispute would complete the arguments on Oct 14 and thereafter, two days would be granted to the Hindu parties, to sum up their rejoinders by October 16.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would wrap up the hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya by October 17.

A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on the conclusion of 37th day of the hearing, fixed the schedule for the final leg of the lengthy arguments.

The bench said the Muslim sides to the dispute would complete the arguments on October 14 and thereafter, two days would be granted to the Hindu parties, to sum up their rejoinders by October 16, & October 17 would be the last day for wrapping up the hearing. The bench, also comprising justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, had earlier fixed the deadline of 18 October to conclude the hearing. The judgement in the matter is to be pronounced by Nov 17 as the CJI will retire on that date.

Handover Ayodhya land to Hindus for lasting peace

Lucknow: Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor Lt General (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah has said that Muslims should hand over the disputed land at Ayodhya to Hindus for the sake of lasting peace in the country.

“In case the SC passes judgement in favour of Muslims. They should hand over the land to their Hindu brothers for the sake of lasting peace in the country. There has to be a solution otherwise we’ll go on fighting,” Shah said in an interactive session organised by the Indian Muslims for Peace. He said that he strongly supported an out-of-court settlement. “The Supreme Court should give a clear verdict and it should not be ‘Panchayati’ at all. Even if the court gives judgement in favour of Muslims, will it be possible to build a mosque there? It is impossible,” he said.

Several other prominent personalities were also present at the event including Padma Shri Mansoor Hasan.
The SC is hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid land dispute on a daily basis and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.