Exercise Restraint Ahead of Ayodhya Verdict: BJP to Party Workers

The Ayodhya Case was referred to a Constitution Bench on 9 January this year.  

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The Ayodhya case was referred to a Constitution Bench on 9 January this year.
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Ahead of the expected Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya case, the BJP on Monday, 4 November, asked its party workers and spokespersons to restrain from making emotive and provocative statements on the Ram temple issue.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh had issued a similar word of caution to its cadre a few days ago.

Uttar Pradesh Police Chief OP Singh on Sunday, 3 November, said that the state police is geared up and if needed the National Security Act (NSA) will be imposed on elements who attempt to disrupt law and order.

Snapshot
  • A five-judge SC bench heard the Ayodhya case on a day-to-day basis for 40 days and reserved its verdict on 16 October
  • With CJI Ranjan Gogoi set to retire on 17 November, the judgment in the case is expected to be out before that
  • Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya district till 10 December in anticipation of the verdict in the case
6:52 PM , 13 Aug

On Day 5, Arguments in SC on Whether Temple Existed on Disputed Site

Arguments on whether a temple really existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya were presented on Tuesday before the Supreme Court, which heard the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case for the fifth day, reported PTI.

Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for deity Ram Lalla Virajman, advanced arguments on whether there was a temple over which the mosque was constructed.

Senior advocate K Parasaran, also appearing for the deity, told the court that it must do “full and complete justice” in all matters before it.

10:41 PM , 14 Aug

Babur or Aurangzeb Made Another Structure in Place of Ram Temple, Says Lawyer

Advocate CS Vaidyanathan, representing the deity Ram Lalla in the Supreme Court, made his arguments by citing a book about the demolition of a temple and construction of a mosque by either Mughal emperor Babur or Aurangzeb, according to Bar and Bench.

10:45 PM , 14 Aug

Puranas, Travelogues Cited as Evidence of Ram's Birthplace in SC

From the 'Purans' written by sages to travelogues of an English trader, a missionary and a physician, the counsel for deity 'Ram Lalla' cited them all in the Supreme Court on Wednesday to support claims that Hindus have long believed Ayodhya to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, reports PTI.

'Ram Lalla', a party in the land dispute, informed the SC through its counsel that all the relevant historical material available shows the faith and belief of Hindus that Ayodhya was birthplace of Lord Ram and that there was a temple at the disputed site, according to PTI.

6:35 PM , 16 Aug

Advocate for Ram Lalla Tells SC That Pictures of Deities Found at Disputed Site

The advocate for Ram Lalla Virajman, one of the parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid case, on Friday told the the Supreme Court that there were several pictures of deities found on pillars at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The submissions were made during the seventh day hearing in the case.

Senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan, for deity 'Ram Lalla Virajaman', made the arguments before a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The senior lawyer read out the report of the commissioner appointed to inspect the disputed site, PTI reported.

The court commissioner had inspected the disputed site on 16 April 1950 and his report describes presence of pillars with images of Lord Shiva, the lawyer told the court.


Published: 13 Aug 2019, 8:04 PM IST