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NEW DELHI : The Ram-Janambhoombi-Babri Masjid land title dispute verdict will be pronounced on 9 November at 10:30 am by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The Supreme Court website uploaded the notice stating that the judgement would be pronounced in Chief Justice's court which is court room no. 1 by the five judge constitutional bench presided by Chief Justice and comprising of Justices S.A. Bopde, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had a meeting with the chief secretary and director general of police of Uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon to review the law and order situation in the state ahead of the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title suit.

A five judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi started the day-to-day hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case on 6 August after mediation between the Hindu and Muslim claimants failed.

The 40 days of hearing witnessed a lot of drama and it ended on 16 October. The constitutional bench had directed the parties on the last day to submit notes on written submissions on 'moulding of relief' or narrowing down the issues on which the court is required to adjudicate, within next three days.

The three prominent parties of this dispute mentioned, sought directions through written statement. The Nirmohi Akhara has sought directions to construct a Ram temple and wants the management rights of the premises to be given to them. Ram Lalla wants the entire disputed land to be given to them and no part of the land should be given to Muslim parties or Nirmohi Akhara. Sunni Waqf Board has demanded the Babri Masjid to be restored to its full form before it was destroyed on 6 December, 1992.

The judgment, which has serious social and political implications, depending on the verdict, was expected to be delivered before 17 November when Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, demits office.

Fourteen appeals had been filed before the Supreme Court against the 2010 Allahabad high court judgment, which said that the disputed 22.7 acres should be equally divided among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

On 6 December 1992, Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque, was demolished by Hindu groups who want a Ram temple built at the site.

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