On Tuesday Supreme Court deferred the hearing on Ayodhya-Babri dispute to 8th February 2018. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra along with Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer had adjourned the hearing on the Ayodhya case. Today Supreme Court begins the final hearing on the Ayodhya-Babri dispute after 25 years. However, as per the reports, the Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal asked Supreme Court to hear the Ayodhya-Babri matter in July 2019. Citing the political consequences of the upcoming 2019 elections, Kapil Sibal asked the court to extend the hearing date.
Kapil Sibal told “Supreme Court that whenever Ayodhya matter is heard, there will be serious consequences emerge outside the court”. According to the sources, today the Supreme Court directed the advocates to sit together on the record of appeals. Also asked them to ensure that all the documents are filed. Later on, the court decided to fix next hearing on 8th February regarding the Ayodhya Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid dispute.
As per the reports, the advocates appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board have demanded to conduct hearing after the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. While lawyers for Ayodhya Ram Lalla and Uttar Pradesh government termed demand of Sunni Waqf Board inappropriate.