Supreme Court sets new date for proceedings in Ayodhya case


New Delhi March 23: The Supreme Court, on Friday, fixed a new date for further hearings in the ongoing Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi case, with proceedings set to continue on April 6.

The apex court is hearing 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court that that mandated a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The top court earlier dismissed all 32 intervention petitions, including applications of Shyam Benegal, Aparna Sen and Teesta Setalvad, in the case.

A bench, comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer, had also directed the registry not to entertain any intervention application in the Ayodhya case.

The top court also rejected the intervention plea of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the dispute, a century-old point of the tussle between Hindus and Muslims.

The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was on December 6, 1992, demolished by Hindu Karsevaks, claiming that the Ram temple that originally stood there was demolished to construct the mosque. (ANI)

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