Supreme Court will begin the hearing of Ram Janambhoomi - Babri Masjid case. A batch of 13 appeals had been filed in the top court against the Allahabad High Court verdict that directed division of 2.77 acres of land of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya into three parts. A Special bench of Justices Dipak Misra (CJI), Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer will begin the final hearing of the case.
On December 6, 1992, hundreds of right wing activists razed the 16th-century Babri mosque claiming it was built on a temple marking the birthplace of Lord Ram. The mosque demolition changed the face of Indian politics, and the dispute is still being heard in courts.