Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case: SC to decide on early hearing

According to the 54-page charge sheet, BAP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructing a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s. The apex court directed no fresh trial to take place and directed the Lucknow bench to hear the case on an everyday basis.


The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision on the early hearing of a batch of petitions including cross-appeals in the Ram Temple-Rabbi Mastoid land dispute case. The SC bench said this when BAP leader Bahamanian Seamy, who is one of the petitioners, mentioned the matter for urgent listing and hearing. “We will take a decision on it,” a PIT report quoted the bench, comprising Chief Justice J S Khazar and Justice D Y Chandra, as saying.

Based on the charge-sheet filed by the BI on October 8, 1993, the special BI court had on May 31 charged BAP leaders L K Advance, Muriel Hartman Josh, Ma Havarti, Malayan Singh and others with criminal conspiracy. According to the 54-page charge sheet, these BAP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructi
ng a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s.

The apex court on April 19 this year restored the conspiracy charges against the BAP leaders which were dropped by a trial court in 2001 and directed to conclude the case within two years. The verdict of the same was upheld in the Allahabad High Court in 2010.

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