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SC Constitution Bench to hear Ayodhya case on Jan 10

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

A five-judge bench of the led by of (CJI) will hear the case on January 10.

The constitution bench comprises of Bobde, Ramana, Justice UU Lalit and Justice DY Chandrachud.

The dispute is over 2.7 acres of land in on which the stood until it was razed on December 6, 1992, allegedly by some Kar Sevaks.

In 2010, the had divided the disputed land into three parts for each of the parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and

In September last year, the refused to reconsider its observations in a separate, 1994 judgement, stating that a mosque was not integral to Islam. The issue came up during the hearing of the case.

In November, the top court rejected the government's appeal for an early hearing of the 14 petitions in the case. "We have our own priorities. Whether hearing would take place in January, March or April would be decided by an appropriate bench," the court said.

Despite pressure from NDA ally and various groups, Narendra Modi, in his interview with ANI last week, had said that the government is waiting for a legal resolution in the matter.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 18:40 IST