In a significant ruling the Supreme Court dismissed all 32 intervention petitions in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
Applications of Shyam Benegal, Aparna Sen and Teesta Setalvad were part of the intervention applications that were rejected by the Supreme Court.
The Bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer has also directed the registry not to entertain any intervention applications in the matter, which is also popularly known as Ayodhya case.
The Supreme Court has now fixed the matter for further hearing on March 23.
The court as hearing a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad high court in four civil suits. They challenge the Allahabad high court verdict that mandated a three-way division of the disputed 2.77-acre site.
Meanwhile , the Supreme Court n the one hand rejected the intervention plea of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy. On the other order, the SC ordered the revival of Swamy’s disposed plea that had sought enforcement of his fundamental right to worship at Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
During the hearing, Swamy told the apex court that “my fundamental rights are higher than my property rights”.