The Supreme Court said today that it will start the final hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on December 5. The reason for such a large gap of more than 3 months is because a number of documents need to be converted into English language. These documents are to be used as evidence in the case, but they cannot be used in their current form because they are in eight different languages. The Supreme Court has provided a gap of more than 3 months before the final hearing to allow the stakeholders to get all the necessary documents translated into English. It may be recalled that the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute has been going on since many years now, but this time, the Supreme Court does not want to delay it any further.
The Supreme Court has clearly told all stakeholders in the case that there will not be any more scope for adjournments and everyone involved should be ready with their evidences and arguments. The court has directed the UP government to get the documents translated at the earliest and submit it to the court within 10 weeks. It may be recalled that the Shia Waqf Board had earlier told the Supreme Court in an affidavit that the mosque can be built at a different location. This has simplified a major portion of the case and the Supreme Court shall be able to finalize its decision when the final hearing begins on December 5.