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Ayodhya title case: Supreme Court reserves verdict

In a dramatic denouement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions against the September 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement in connection with the Ramjanabhoomi-Babri Masjid land (Title) dispute case.

A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a hearing to all the parties. Justices Sharad Arvind Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, D Y Chandrachud and S Abdul Nazeer were also part of the bench.

The apex court heard the case from August 6, this year, on a day-to-day basis, (five days a week) after the mediation process, conducted by a high-powered panel three-member panel, headed by Justice (retd) FMI Kalifullah, apparently failed to make headway in the sensitive case.