New Delhi: The petitions that challenge the Allahabad High Court 2010 verdict the top court may hear the petitions today by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya which was divided into three parts.
The appeals filed in the matter would hear from the bench Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph.
In its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam which had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute, the top court had refused to refer to a five-judge constitution on September 27.
However, with a three-judge bench headed Chief Justice Dipak Misra said in a majority verdict of 2:1, that the civil suit has to be decided on the basis of evidence and the previous verdict has no relevance to this issue.
On the other end, Justice Ashok Bhushan had said that it has to find out the context in which the five-judge bench had delivered the 1994 verdict.
While disagreeing with the two judges Justice S Abdul Nazeer had said that whether the mosque is integral to Islam has to be decided considering religious belief which requires detailed consideration.
On September 27 the court said that the civil suit on land dispute would be heard by a three-judge bench on October 29.
Earlier, according to the three-judge court bench, in a 2:1 majority ruling, had ordered that 2.77 acres of land be partitioned equally among three parties – the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.