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Ayodhya HIGHLIGHTS: Hoping for best decision in our favour, says VHP after hearing concludes in SC

Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Hearing in Supreme Court Today Live Updates: With the closing-in of hearing date, the Ayodhya administration has imposed Section 144 in the area till December 10.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2019 10:34:13 pm
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Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Hearing HIGHLIGHTS: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje Wednesday expressed hope for a “favourable” verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, hours after the Supreme Court reserved its verdict in the case. “The pleas in favour of ownership of Hindus on the disputed land in Ayodhya were presented strongly in the supreme court. We are hoping for a good result. We hope the SC will deliver a very clear verdict in this case,” he told PTI.

The Supreme Court Wednesday concluded the hearing of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case and has reserved the judgment. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi also asked the parties to file written submissions on the moulding of relief in three days.

Earlier in the day, the Court Room 1 witnessed high drama as senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing the Sunni Waqf Board, tore papers handed to him by the All India Hindu Maha Sabha’s counsel. The papers apparently contained a map illustrating the birthplace of Lord Ram. Dhavan later said the CJI Ranjan Gogoi allowed him to tear the papers. The CJI sarcastically said he indeed had allowed Dhavan to tear the pages.

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The Supreme Court hearing in the Ayodhya case is likely to conclude today. Here are all the HIGHLIGHTS.

20:14 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Hoping for best decision in our favour: VHP on Ayodhya case

VHP international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Wednesday expressed hope for a "favourable" verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case, hours after the Supreme Court reserved its order on the protracted litigation.

After hearing the arguments for 40 days of the Hindu and the Muslim sides, the apex court concluded hearing in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

"The pleas in favour of ownership of Hindus on the disputed land in Ayodhya were presented strongly in the supreme court. We are hoping for a good result. We hope the SC will deliver a very clear verdict in this case," he told PTI.

19:47 (IST)16 Oct 2019
After Ayodhya hearing concludes, UP govt cancels leaves for field officials till Nov 30

As the Supreme Court concluded hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh government issued an order saying officials on “field duty” will not be granted leave till November 30. The official order, however, attributed the decision to the festival season.

The order mentions that no official should be granted leave, unless in the most unavoidable circumstances, till November 30. Read more

16:40 (IST)16 Oct 2019
After the fight, the pat: Parasaran, Dhavan greet each other outside the court

Senior Counsel K Parasaran for Ayodhya deity Ramlalla Virajmaan and Rajeev Dhavan for UP Sunni Central Wakf Board greet each other after the last day’s hearing.

16:17 (IST)16 Oct 2019
SC gives the parties 3 days to submit moulding of relief

The Supreme Court asks parties to file written submissions on the moulding of relief in three days.

16:15 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Hearing concludes, Supreme Court reserves judgment

Supreme Court winds up hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on the 40th day of hearing. The court has reserved its judgment.

15:50 (IST)16 Oct 2019
NBSA issues advisory on Ayodhya hearing coverage

News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) issues advisory on Ayodhya hearing coverage:

-Do not speculate court proceedings.
-Ascertain facts of hearing.
-Do not use mosque demolition footage.
-Do not broadcast any celebrations.
-Ensure no extreme views are aired in debates.

15:44 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Dhavan: We seek restoration of Babri Masjid as it stood on December 5, 1992

Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan: "We seek restoration of Babri Masjid as it stood on December 5, 1992. The demolished building belonged to us. The right to reconstruct it also belongs to us. Nobody else has the right."

15:37 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Dhavan tore the map as he thought it would make his case 'non-existent', says publisher

Kunal Kishore, publisher of map that was handed over to Advocate Dhavan: He is an intellectual, he thought if this map is presented before the court his case will become non-existent. If he had objections he could have said that in the time that was given to him.

Dhavan tore the map in the courtroom.

15:31 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Dhavan: Islam is an extremely attractive faith for people living in caste-ridden society

On Babur's conquest, Rajeev Dhavan argues: "Sultanate began only in 1206. Islam is an extremely attractive faith for people living in a caste-ridden society. You will say no no, they are all converted."

"India was not one political entity. There were many conquests by rulers even inside India, many by Hindu rulers. Were they any different because the conquerors were Hindus?" he adds.

15:24 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Dhavan calls P N Mishra's arguments on grant of land 'foolish'

Dhavan calls the arguments made by Punaruddhar Samiti' counsel P N Mishra on the grant of land "foolish". Mishra had argued over the chronology of historical events to prove the Hindu parties' history of worship at the disputed place.

Mishra opposes his submission. Dhavan says it is about the argument, nothing personal, Bar and Bench reported.

14:48 (IST)16 Oct 2019
CJI told me I can tear it, so I tore it: Dhavan
14:42 (IST)16 Oct 2019
CJI says permission was granted to tear the pages

CJI Gogoi agreed with Dhavan and clarified in the court that he indeed had allowed the latter to tear the pages. Justice S A Nazeer rubs it in, says, "It’s widely reported."

Dhavan continues: "We have said in our plaint that whatever was destroyed belonged to us and thus relief for restitution was made." 

14:39 (IST)16 Oct 2019
'Tore pages with court's permission': Dhavan

On the incident of tearing of the pages in the court, Dhavan said, "The incident is going viral. But fact is that I wanted to throw the pages away and the CJI said I may tear them. And I tore them, so I'd say it was with the permission of court." 

14:37 (IST)16 Oct 2019
'There is no successor to right to pray': Dhavan

Resuming his arguments, Dhavan said Dharam Das  was never the Shebait but a pujari. He also said that the Maha sabhas are split among themselves. The counsel for the Muslim side also said that there is no successor to right to pray. "There are successors to post, successors to a title, not to right to pray. Right to pray is a personal right," he was quoted as saying by Bar & Bench.

14:33 (IST)16 Oct 2019
'Muslims have no evidence to prove they used land prior to 1856'

Presenting his submissions, senior counsel P N Mishra said, "They (Muslim side) have no evidence of use of the land or title of it prior to 1856." He also referred to some written works to prove that the site was not put to use to offer namaz prior to the 1850s. He has concluded his arguments.

14:19 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Court resumes hearing Ayodhya arguments

As the court assembles for the session, Senior Counsel PN Mishra begins his submissions in the Ayodhya case.

14:04 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Hindu saints seek permission to perform prayers at Ayodhya site on Diwali

A group of Hindu saints on Monday met the area divisional commissioner in Ayodhya to seek permission to perform prayers on Diwali at the disputed site. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad also met Divisional Commissioner Manoj Mishra and submitted a memorandum backing the saints demand. Meanwhile, the Babri Action Committee said that they would also offer Namaz if permission is granted by the divisional commissioner.

14:01 (IST)16 Oct 2019
SC directs UP govt to provide security to state Waqf Board Chairperson

On Monday, the top court had directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide security “forthwith” to the UP Waqf Board Chairperson Zafar Ahmed Farooqui. The court took note of the communication addressed to it by the mediation committee that Farooqui apprehended threat and directed the state government to take immediate steps to provide him security.

13:59 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Our dream on Ayodhya may be fulfilled shortly: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

On Monday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that some movements are on in Ayodhya and it seems that “our dream (of Ram Mandir there) is going to be fulfilled shortly”. “There are movements in Ayodhya… the hearing is going to end on October 18. So now, it seems that dream of our is going to be fulfilled shortly,” Rupani had said.

13:23 (IST)16 Oct 2019
SC hearing to continue after lunch

Rajeev Dhavan was given a slot post lunch to make his rejoinder arguments as the bench rose for lunch.

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As the hearing began on Wednesday morning, the CJI made it clear that the daily hearings, which began on August 6, will conclude at 5 pm today. "Enough is enough. Hearing in this matter is going to be completed today," CJI Gogoi said. Today was the 40th day of hearing the case.

Earlier this week, the Ayodhya district administration has tightened curbs under Section 144 in the area till December 10. The order prohibits the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the area without permission. It also bars boating in the district, and the sale and manufacture of firecrackers.

On September 30, 2010, the Allahabad High Court had divided the disputed 2.77 acres of land, including the spot where the Babri Masjid stood until December 6, 1992, and the area around it, equally among the Nirmohi Akhara, the Sunni Central Wakf Board, UP, and Ramlalla Virajman.

Hopes of arriving at a negotiated settlement to the dispute via a parallel mediation process faded after Ramlalla Virajman said no to further mediation. Days later, the side arguing for the mosque also turned down an invitation by the Supreme Court-appointed mediators.

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