New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the Ayodhya dispute case to January 2019, when it will fix the date for commencing hearing of the matter.
A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said it will decide a date as to when the matter would be heard in January 2019.
The case relates to observation made in a 1994 judgment of the SC in the Ismail Faruqui case that "a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and 'namaz' [prayer] by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open".
The Muslim appellants had asked the apex court that the question of offering prayers inside a mosque should be given to a five-judge Bench. They had also asked that the question should be answered before the apex court decides main title suit.
The court had said it would start the main hearing on Ayodhya matter from October 29, 2018 to decide the suit on merit.(UNI)