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SC's New Constitution Bench to Hear In-Chamber Review Petitions Against Ayodhya Verdict Today

Art by Mir Suhail / News18.

Art by Mir Suhail / News18.

The in-chamber proceedings will be taken up at 1.40 pm by a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde and comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, SA Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday consider review petition against the November 9 verdict that had cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site.

The in-chamber proceedings will be taken up at 1.40 pm by a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde and comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, SA Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna.

Justice Khanna is the only judge who was not a part of the five-judge constitution bench that had delivered the historic verdict. He replaces the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who has since retired.

The judges are yet to decide whether to hear the review pleas in an open court.

A total of 18 petitions have been listed for hearing and the bench on Thursday will deliberate on their merit.

The petitioners include Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, who is the legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant M Siddiq, and Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM).

A five-judge bench, headed by Gogoi, had in a unanimous verdict on November 9 decreed the entire 2.77 acre disputed land in favour of deity 'Ram Lalla' and also directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque in Ayodhya.

(With PTI inputs)

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