Ayodhya verdict: SC today decides if larger bench should re-examine
New Delhi: It is to be mentioned that in 1994, a five-judge Constitutional Bench, hearing the M Ismail Faruqui vs Union of India case, had held that a mosque is not an 'essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam'.
The 1994 judgement will be re-evaluated by Supreme Court on Thursday, where SC will decide if the previous judgment should be re-examined by a larger bench. The verdict will be delivered at 2 pm.
It was also held in that judgement that a mosque is not a 'essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam' and hence 'its acquisition (by the state) is not prohibited by the provisions in the Constitution of India'. This issue has now come up during the hearing of the Ayodhya title suit.
A three-judge bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer has been set up for hearing the long pending Allahabad High Court judgment of 2010, which had ordered a three-way partition of the disputed land.