Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya, said the petitioners have faith in the apex court but many petitioners in this case cannot come to the court to take part in the hearing on daily basis.
The counsel for the mosque side on Monday told the Supreme Court that there was no need to delve into distant history and what was relevant was who had the title to the site when the sovereignty of the area was passed on to the British.
Senior counsel C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for the deity, told a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that the Sunni Wakf Board and others on the mosque side had disputed recovery of the slab but had not questioned its authenticity.
As SC begins daily hearings in Ram Janmabhoomi dispute amidst national spotlight, the criminal trial in the Babri Masjid demolition, against L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti among others, is crawling. The Indian Express spends a day at the Lucknow trial where an overburdened judge is racing against time, as well as decaying evidence, and ailing, lost or dead witnesses
The Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court asking that it be allowed to had over the non-disputed land acquired around the disputed site to its original owners. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Centre's move.