The final day of the Ayodhya case's hearings has witnessed a number of twists, with three big ones catching the eye as the Supreme Court's Constitution bench concludes its day-to-day hearing of the title suit.
Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, stated that the historic hearing of the 70-year-old Ayodhya dispute will conclude at 5 PM on October 16 instead of October 17. This happened just as the Sunni Waqf board surrendered its claim over the disputed land in Ayodhya in light of the agreement reached between a few parties during mediation proceedings, at the final leg of the hearing on the 2.77 acres disputed land, on Wednesday morning. The mediators, meanwhile, will submit a new report before the Supreme Court intimating an "agreement" reached between a few parties in the case.
A "historical wrong" was committed by the victorious emperor Babur by constructing a mosque at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya which needed to be rectified now, the Hindu party said in the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the pre-final day of arguments in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, was told by former Attorney General and senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for a Hindu party, that there were several mosques in Ayodhya where Muslims can pray but Hindus cannot change the birthplace of Lord Ram.