In a significant move, the Centre on Wednesday approached the Allahabad high court seeking a day-to-day hearing of the case relating to Ayodhya dispute.
A petition was filed by the Centre before the Lucknow bench of the high court comprising Justice Sudhir Narayan, Justice Rafat Alam and Justice Bhanwar Singh praying for a direction that the hearing of the case relating to the dispute be taken up on a day-to-day basis.
The court granted time till March 18 to the parties for filing replies to the application, while posting further hearing on it to March 19.
The application filed before the full bench, through Additional Solicitor General R N Trivedi, comes in the midst of fresh initiatives taken by the Centre to resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, especially a day after the Kanchi Shankaracharya floated formula for breaking the deadlock.
Trivedi impressed on the court that under the Acquisition Act of 1993, the Union of India was statutory receiver with the obligation to maintain status quo till the disposal of the suits.
It was spending about Rs 300 million annually in this regard, he added.
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