Ayodhya Case HIGHLIGHTS: SC Concludes Hearing Arguments By All Parties, Reserves Judgment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement in the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case after hearing arguments from all the concerned parties. The development came after a 40 days of non-stop day-to-day hearings amid high drama on the last day of hearing. It is expected that the bench of Judges headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will announce the judgement in the case within the next 30 days i.e. by November 15, 2019.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the leave of all government officials posted in various districts till November 30 in the wake of the upcoming decision by the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute that is expected in mid-November.
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According to report, the Supreme Court gives 3 days for written submissions on moulding of relief.
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After 40 days of day-to-day hearing, Supreme Court concludes hearing in Ayodha Case. According to reports the apex court has reserved its order regarding the same.
16 Oct 2019, 3:50 PM IST
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: Kunal Kishore, publisher of map that was handed over to Advocate Dhavan
16 Oct 2019, 3:01 PM IST
Senior advocate Dr Rajiv Dhavan appearing for one of the Muslim parties in Ayodhya Case in Supreme Court says, Hindu Mahasabha has variations in their submissions in the case. (ANI)
16 Oct 2019, 2:36 PM IST
'Can't Continue', CJI Snaps At Final Ayodhya Hearing

Tempers rose inside the Supreme Court chambers on Wednesday -- the final day of hearing in the Ayodhya title dispute case, as the Muslim side tore into shreds a document submitted by the Hindu side, right in front of the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

Prompting a stern reaction from the Chief Justice, who observed that parties involved in the matter were creating an atmosphere not conducive for the hearing.

We cannot continue like this in the hearing. People are getting up and speaking out of turn. We can also get up right now and finish the proceedings in the matter, he said.

On the 40th day of hearing, senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing All India Hindu Mahasabha, submitted a pictorial, identifying the spot of Lord Ram's birthplace at the disputed site along with a book and few documents. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing the Muslim side, objected to these submissions citing this document was not on record.

Seeking the five-judge bench's permission to tear the document in court, Dhavan said: ‘May, I have your permission to tear this document....this is Supreme Court and not a joke’, and then he tore the document to pieces.

(IANS)
16 Oct 2019, 2:30 PM IST
Ayodhya Land Dispute: Security tightened ahead of verdict in case
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Hearing in Ayodhya land case in Supreme Court resumes post lunch.
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UP government cancels leaves of all officers till November 30:

Ahead of the verdict in the politically Sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case, and the upcoming festive season, the Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the leaves of all the officers in the state till November 30, who are supposed to remain active around the time of verdict.
16 Oct 2019, 1:52 PM IST
Temple construction from Dec 6, says Sakshi Maharaj

As the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case concludes in the Supreme Court, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj has announced that Ram temple construction will begin in Ayodhya from December 6.
Incidentally, December 6 was the date when the Babri mosque was demolished in Ayodhya in 1992.
‘It is logical that temple construction should begin on the date when the structure was demolished,’ Sakshi Maharaj said.
(IANS)
16 Oct 2019, 1:48 PM IST
All India Babri Masjid Action Committee (AIBMAC) convener Zafaryab Jilani: I have no information on withdrawal of appeal by Sunni Waqf Board (ANI)
16 Oct 2019, 1:00 PM IST
Ayodhya Mediation Panel files settlement documents in the Supremre Court:
The mediation panel for Ayodhya dispute which seeks to amicably find a solution to the conflict, filed its settlement report in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, coinciding with the last day of hearing.
16 Oct 2019, 12:54 PM IST
Waqf Board Agree For Land Given Elsewhere: Sources

Sources claim that the Waqf board has agreed to shift its claim from the disputed land and is ready for a land elsewhere to build a mosque.
16 Oct 2019, 12:51 PM IST
Advocate Rajeev Dhavan was objecting to All India Hindu Mahasabha’s counsel trying to place publication by K Kishore
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Advocate Rajeev Dhawan representing Sunni Waqf Board tears map showing Ram's birth place submitted by Vikas Singh:

During document submission, senior counsel Vikas Singh representing Hindu Mahasabha, presented a map showing lord Ram's birth place, which, however, was strongly opposed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan from Sunni Waqf Board. Dhawan tore the document to lodge his protest.
16 Oct 2019, 12:20 PM IST
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.
16 Oct 2019, 12:19 PM IST
Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for a Hindu party, has commenced his submission in response to a lawsuit filed by Sunni Waqf board in 1961 seeking title claim over the 2.77 acre disputed land at Ayodhya.
16 Oct 2019, 12:09 PM IST
'Sunni Waqf Board has failed to prove their entitlement on the land. Reading Namaz at a certain place does not provide base for entitlement', says Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for a Hindu party
16 Oct 2019, 12:03 PM IST
Ayodhya hearing verdict expected before CJI Ranjan Gogoi's Retirement: CJI Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 19. The verdict is expected to be announced before that.
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Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has refused to take any intervention application in the case. (ANI)
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A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been hearing the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit for 39 days and had earlier set the deadline to finish arguments on October 18. Later, it adanced the date to October 17. However, during Tuesday hearing CJI said that the Court would wrap up the hearing on its 40th day itself.
16 Oct 2019, 10:58 AM IST
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CJI sets time frame for conclusion of hearing The CJI said that the heraings from both sides shall cinldue by 5pm on Wednesday and refused to allow more time to the parties to submit their arguments.
16 Oct 2019, 10:59 AM IST
On Tuesday, when the 39th day of hearing ended, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that Wednesday is 40th and last day of hearing in the case of Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land title dispute.
16 Oct 2019, 10:55 AM IST
Prohibitory orders in Ayodhya:

Prohibitory orders under section 144 have been clamped in Ayodhya as the Supreme Court's revised deadline for wrapping up the proceedings in the sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case approaches.
The prohibitory orders will continue till December 10, officials said.

New Delhi: The daily hearings in the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute  has entered its 40th and the final day, and the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has announced that it shall conclude by 5pm on Wednesday (today).

As the proceeding started in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, CJI refused giving more time to the parties.

As per the ongoing speculations, the final verdict can be expected before November 17.

On Tuesday, when the 39th day of hearing ended, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that Wednesday is 40th and last day of hearing in the case of Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land title dispute.

The protracted hearing in the dispute at Ayodhya entered into the crucial final leg on Monday when the Supreme Court resumed proceedings on the 38th day after the week-long Dussehra break.

During the hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Justice Gogoi said: "Today is 39th day. Tomorrow is 40th day and last day of hearing in the case."

The five-judge bench headed by Justice Gogoi was hearing appeals challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict, which ordered equal division of the 2.77-acre of disputed land in Ayodhya among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Ram Lalla.

The 16th-century Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992.

The top court had recently said that it would wrap up hearing in the case on October 17, a day earlier than it was scheduled to. The judgment is likely to be passed on November 4-5.

On Tuesday a Hindu party told the Supreme Court: “A "historical wrong" was committed by Mughal emperor Babur after his conquest of India over 433 years ago by constructing a mosque at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya and it needs to be rectified.”

Prohibitory orders in Ayodhya:

Prohibitory orders under section 144 have been clamped in Ayodhya as the Supreme Court's revised deadline for wrapping up the proceedings in the sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case approaches.

The prohibitory orders will continue till December 10, officials said.