The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 13th August, heard the disputed land case. This is the 5th day of the hearing. During this time, counsel CS Vaidyanathan presented arguments on behalf of Ramlala Virajaman.
He said that the birthplace was honorable for Hindus even before they placed Ram Lala’s idol in 1949. We don’t require an idol to make a place honorable or to worship a place. We can also take the example of Ganga and Govardhan Parvat.
In the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked Ramlala’s lawyer- Is there any descendant of Shri Ram in Ayodhya or in the world?
Vaidyanathan said that for years Hindus come to visit the birthplace. It is written in the Allahabad High Court judgment that after 1949, no Namaz was read even in the Babri Masjid
Hashim Ansari, a witness in the Ayodhya, said that Ayodhya is as sacred to Hindus as is Mecca to Muslims.
What has happened in the Ayodhya Matter so far?
The court is hearing since August 6th after the arbitration panel did not resolve the case. This regular hearing will last until they reach a result.
First hearing: On 6th August, on the first day of the hearing, Nirmohi Akhara claimed the entire 2.77 acres of the disputed land. They said that since 1934 Muslims are not allowed to enter the entire disputed land.
Second hearing: On August 7th, the bench asked the parties to produce 2.77 acres of land documents related to the Nirmohi Akhara. At this, the akhara said that in 1982 there was a robbery, in which they lost all the documents.
Third hearing: On August 8th, the Bench asked how the birthplace of a deity should be considered as desirous of getting justice, who is also a party to the case. To this, the lawyer said that idols are not required to consider a place as sacred and worship in Hinduism.
Fourth hearing: On August 9th, the Supreme Court had asked Ramlala’s lawyer- Is there any descendant of Lord Ram in Ayodhya or in the world? The lawyer said on this – We do not know. Later Diyakumari of the Jaipur royal family claimed himself to be a descendant of Kush, the elder son of Sri Rama. The Muslim side objected to the hearing five days a week.
THE COURT SET UP AN ARBITRATION PANEL IN MARCH.
The Supreme Court on March 8 set up an arbitration committee to resolve the matter through negotiations.
In May, a bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SA Bobde, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S. Abdul Nazir gave the arbitration committee time till August 15th to settle.
The bench had directed the members to resolve the matter in 8 weeks. The whole conversation is in front of the camera.
THERE ARE 14 PETITIONS FILED IN THE SUPREME COURT.
In 2010, they filed 14 petitions in the Supreme Court against Allahabad High Court’s decision. The High Court had said in its decision that the 2.77-acre area of Ayodhya should be divided equally into three parts. First Sunni Waqf Board, second – Nirmohi Akhara and third – Ramlala Virajman.