In a major development, the Supreme Court on Monday has agreed to consider the plea to live streaming the Ayodhya dispute case, currently being heard by the Supreme Court. The apex court has further asked the registry to respond in the matter. It has instructed the registry to inform as to how long it will take to facilitate live-streaming. The Court is currently hearing arguments on a daily basis from all parties involved in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue.
Previously on September 6, the apex court had said that plea seeking live telecast or recording of the ongoing proceedings in the Ayodhya land dispute case be listed before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The CJI is presiding over a 5-judge Constitution bench hearing the matter. The petition, filed by former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya, came up for hearing before a bench comprising justices R F Nariman and Surya Kant. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing Govindacharya, said if live telecast of Ayodhya case proceedings was not possible then at least audio recording or transcription of hearing should be done.
Earlier on Sunday, BJP MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy claimed that the verdict on the case is likely to be announced in November while speaking to reporters in Ayodhya. Speaking about his approach to the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case, he said that he had won the case in the High Court. On being advised by the apex Court, Swamy said that he got involved in the main issue currently being heard in the Supreme Court. He further stated that he had used the unique approach on fundamental rights while arguing the case. He has claimed that Hindu's fundamental rights are greater than Muslims' economic rights.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing the Muslim parties' arguments on the Babri-Masjid Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute. Several claims have been made by the Muslim parties' counsel Rajeev Dhawan while arguing the case. He has stated that the installation of a Ram idol in the site of Babri Masjid was done after a planned attack (in 1949). He claimed that the Hindu's claims that the idol was installed due to 'Lord's Ram miraculous appearance' was not as such. He had previously argued that no temple existed on the land before Babri Masjid was built. Dhawan had claimed that there is no evidence of a massive structure's existence on the land prior to Babri Masjid's construction. Earlier on August 2, in a massive setback to the Ayodhya land dispute, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had declared that the Ayodhya mediation panel has failed. He announced that day-to-day hearings will start from August 6.