[dropcap]S[/dropcap]UPREME Court will hear on September 16 a petition filed by RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya, seeking live-streaming or audio recording of the proceedings in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
On Wednesday, the petition was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Vikas Singh.
A bench of justice Nariman and justice Surya Kant on September 6, 2019 had said, “In the fitness of things, we feel that this petition should be moved before the very bench, which is hearing the matter. Place the petition before the bench presided over by Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India on September 11, 2019.”
After the mediation panel failed to achieve an amicable settlement, a Constitution Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer started conducting a day-to-day hearing in the Ayodhya dispute case.
The apex court is hearing appeals against September 30, 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the case. The High Court had ordered equal division of 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.