- The Supreme Court has rejected a plea seeking permission to carry out religious activities in nine ancient temples situated on the undisputed acquired land adjacent to Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site. Earlier, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had dismissed the plea and had also imposed a cost of Rs 5 lakh on the petitioner.
- The undisputed land, in addition to the core disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid plot was acquired by the government in 1993 under the Ayodhya Acquisition Act.
- Recently, the centre had moved to the SC to seek permission to return all excess acquired to Ram Janambhoomi Nyas (RJN). It has sought a modification in 2003 SC judgement by which the Central government was directed to maintain the “status quo” with regard to entire land including the non-disputed acquired plots.
- In March 2019, the Supreme Court had ordered mediation to attempt a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The court formed a mediation panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge F M Ibrahim Kalifulla.
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