The dispute over the famous Ayodhya case has been pending since 2010 in the apex court after the judgment by Allahbad High Court. The high court had ruled for a three way partition of the disputed area (2.77 acres) between Hindus, Muslims and Nirmohi Akhara (a Hindu group) equally.
Subramanian Swamy’s Petition:
Swamy had filed a petition in the apex court requesting for an urgent hearing of the case.
On 21st July, 2017, the Supreme Court of India has agreed to list the appeals related to the same. The bench comprises of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud.
Earlier this year, in the month of March, a similar petition by Swamy was rejected by the apex court. The court held that fresh efforts must be made by all the parties to end the dispute. It was of the opinion that the matter must be soughed through negotiated settlement. The Chief Justice of India had offered to be the principal negotiator with the mediators chosen by the parties to the dispute and had also offered assistance of any other sitting judge of the top court if required.