9 Nov 2019 2:16 AM GMT
The key arguments made by the parties in the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute case are summarized below :Arguments by Ramlalla, Nirmohi Akhara etc.The main Hindu parties in the case were Ramlalla Virajman (the deity), Nirmohi Akhara and the legal representatives of Gopal Singh Visharad, a believer who filed a suit in 1950 seeking right of worship in the disputed land.The main points urged...
The key arguments made by the parties in the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute case are summarized below :
Arguments by Ramlalla, Nirmohi Akhara etc.
The main Hindu parties in the case were Ramlalla Virajman (the deity), Nirmohi Akhara and the legal representatives of Gopal Singh Visharad, a believer who filed a suit in 1950 seeking right of worship in the disputed land.
The main points urged by Senior Advocates K Parasaran and C S Vaidyanathan on behalf of the deity are :
Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Dispute: All You Need To Know About The Civil Suits
During the course of hearing, the stand of Nirmohi Akhara -which claims to be manager of the deity's property - seemingly came in conflict with that of the deity.
Akhara claimed to be the sole official 'shabait' of deity 'Ram Lalla Virajman' at the disputed site since time immemorial and had said that that it had been appointing 'priests' for worship there.Senior Advocate S K Jain, appearing for the Akhara, put forth a claim for exclusive possession of the entire property. The Akhara had been in possession of the property for long, and had filed the suit in 1959, thirty years before the suit filed on behalf of the deity, submitted Jain.
But when the deity itself is a party, can the Akhara set up a claim against the deity, asked the bench. Akhara later clarified that it was not claiming the title right of the property, but was claiming the right to manage the property as a devotee.
Senior Advocate P S Narasimha, appearing for Mahant Ramachandradas and Advocate P N Mishra, appearing for Sri Ramjanmabhumi Punarudhar Samiti, extensively referred to ancient scriptures to state that Ayodhya was referred as the Janmasthan centuries ago.
Arguments by Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim appellants
The key arguments are :
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Senior Advocates Rajeev Dhavan, Shekhar Naphade, Meenakshi Arora led the arguments for UP Sunni Waqf Board.
During the hearing, the Shia parties submitted that they were willing to abandon their claims in favour of Hindus. The Sunni Waqf Board opposed this by saying that Shias have no claim over the property, and that they had not taken any such stand before the High Court.
The parties referred to "Baburnama"(Memoirs of Babur), Ram Charit Manas by Tulsi Das, passages in Ramayana, Skanda Purana, 18th century writings of European missionary Joseph Tieffenthaler, 1854 Gazetter of East India Company by Edward Thornton, survey by A E Cunningham and Montgomery Martin, travelogue of English historian William Finch etc., during the hearing.
The 5 judges bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Bobde, Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer will pronounce judgment in the case on November 9. The bench had reserved judgment on October 16 after forty days of hearing since August 6.
Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment delivered in four civil suits that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among three parties - the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.