From Thursday, the Supreme court started the hearing petitions related to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land-ownership dispute case.
The bench made clear on December 5 last year that it would start the final hearing on February 8 on the petitions related to the case and asked the parties to submit relevant papers in this regard.
A special bench chaired by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra had dismissed the plea of Sunni Waqf Board and others requesting to conduct hearing after the next general elections.
On July 21, 2017, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy raised the issue in Supreme Court and appealed for early hearings of Ayodhya case. Then the Chief Justice-led Bench had said that we would take a decision on the issue of hearing soon. After which special division was formed on August 7 in this case. Apart from Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Abdul Nazir are included in the bench.