The court has ordered Uttar Pradesh government to translate all relevant documents into English
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will start the final hearings in the Babri Masjid (Ayodhya land dispute) case on December 5 and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to translate all relevant documents into English within the next three months.
The three judge bench headed by Justice Deepak Misra was hearing a batch of petition challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.
The other members of the bench are Justice Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer.
On Friday, it was decided who would be the parties in the case and BJP MP Subramanium Swamy’s plea for being an intervener was allowed only at the end of all arguments.
In 2010, a three judge bench of the Allahabad High Court, by a 2:1 majority, had ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres land of the Ram temple-Babri masjid in Ayodhya. The Court had asked the land to partitioned equally among three parties – the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nimohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
The Supreme Court had stayed implementation of the High Court verdict after Muslim bodies appealed against it.
The litigation has records dating back to the 16th Century and written in several languages, including Arabic and Persian.
A few days back, the Shia Waqf Board in Uttar Pradesh had filed a 30-page affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that the temple can be built at the site provided a mosque is built nearby.