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The Supreme Court will pronounce the much awaited judgment in Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute case today
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Media reporters in SC premises for covering #AYODHYAVERDICT
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#AyodhyaCase: A Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer will pronounce verdict at 10.30 am today

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#RamMandir #BabriMasjid #AYODHYAVERDICT #AyodhyaHearing
Heavy security deployment in and around court premises.

Here are the 5 Judges who will deliver the #AYODHYAVERDICT today.
#AyodhyaHearing #BabriMasjid #AyodhyaJudgment

CJI Ranjan Gogoi
Next CJI Justice SA Bobde
Justice Ashok Bhushan
Justice DY Chandrachud
Justice Abdul Nazeer
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News Broadcasting Standards Authority has issued an advisory for journalists and media houses reporting on the #AyodhyaHearing.

We'll be watching how TV media reports on proceedings with quick updates.…
Times Now is keeping its coverage restrained, noting the verdict will give very little "wiggle room". It sticks to summarising arguments by both sides.
Zee News has a constant hum of Ram bhajans playing as background score, even as the anchor declares that the verdict today is limited to a title suit.

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#Thread on what I understood of the #AyodhyaHearing #RamMandir case so far, and why I think verdict should be with Muslim party or amicably distributed among all.
In entire 40 day period only fact proven beyond doubt is that a mosque existed for 450 yrs, destroyed on Dec 6, 1992. Everything else is faith based, lacking scientific evidence. A principle of law is, you cannot benefit from your own malafide act (in this case, babri demolition)
The Hindu party's claim dating back to 1886 is that #Ayodhya is believed to be birthplace of Lord Ram (a deity as per Ramayana a mythology). Archaeologists discover historical facts based upon excavations but nothing found in Ayodhya proving Ram as real biological person.
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As the Supreme Court will give its verdict today in the Babri Masjid case, here's a detailed account on how the Masjid was demolished illegally, the violence that followed & how the cuplrits enjoyed wide acceptance from the Hindus. Thread:
The Babri Masjid at #Ayodhya had been a bone of contention between the Hindus and Muslims for decades. For Hindus, the Masjid was reputed to be built at the birthplace of Ram, and hence a sacred site.
The issue had been dormant until the 1980s when a series of events brought it back in prominence. As a result, Hindu Sangh Parivar, which comprises of the RSS, VHP & the BJP, among others, decreed that the Masjid should be razed and a Mandir built in its place.
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It is important to know the topic before you enter the debate. It is not anybody’s mere figment of imagination that the holy site is where Lord Rama took birth. A movement that has been silently going on for over 480 years now is not based on falsehood. #AyodhyaHearing 1/n
The battle for Ayodhya and Shri Rama Janmabhoomi is not a political movement as being painted. It is an issue of our cultural resurgence and identity. The movement is an expression of the collective consciousness of the Hindu ethos. 2/n #AyodhyaHearing
We strongly believe that any interpretation of the Babri structure, other than that of it being a monument of our slavery, is asking Hindus to live with the humiliation that Babar wanted to inflict on them, as conquered people. 3/n #AyodhyaHearing
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Rajeev Dhavan started tearing papers, maps etc handed over to him by Hindu Mahasabha Counsel Vikas Singh Sr Adv as he opposes the party.

CJI said Mr Dhavan, you can shred it further. Then Dhavan tears more pages..
Vikas Singh Sr Adv cited Govt of India Act, 1858 that Sunni Waqf Board was itself abolished in 1858 by operation of this Act & there can't be any question of British Govt sanctioning grants to the Board for upkeep of Babri.

Rajiv Dhavan teared this map from British Library given by Hindu Mahasabha counsel Vikas Singh, showing Ram Janmasthan.

They have lost hope now.

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134 years after the legal dispute first began to be heard in the courts, "Enough is enough! #AyodhyaHearing must conclude by 5 pm today", says the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

134 years.
The new Indian vocation appears to be ordering people to not celebrate the Ayodhya verdict if it goes in their favour.

This when the same Indians are perfectly fine with celebrating the supremacy of a religion, of a god, over other religions and other gods. Every single day.
I'll tell you what I am celebrating - that I live in a country where a billion have, in effect, left it to five to decide the weight of their religious belief.

How much more open and mature can one get. India is going to write her history with the grammar of justice not anarchy.
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#Ayodhya Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land case in Supreme Court: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has refused to take any intervention application in the case. [ANI]
[#AyodhyaHearing - Final Day]

Sr Adv Ranjit Kumar makes his submissions for Gopal Singh Visharad.
It was said several times that I was a practising muslim. I am also a practicing Hindu. I am aware of scriptures. I visited many temples with Paradaran and also Kailash Mansarovar. It's the mountain thats worshiped as abode of Shiva and not a deity alone.
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#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Constitution Bench assembles on Day 40 of the hearing.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi declares that at 5 PM today the hearing in the case will have concluded.

"We have already asked all the intervenors to apportion the time accordingly"
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Senior Counsel CS Vaidyanathan concludes his rejoinder arguments.

Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar begins his rejoinder submissions
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A five-judge bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has assembled.

As directed by CJI, the lawyers in all applications and petitions are handing over written submissions.

A lawyer asks for some time to argue.

CJI: we have told you that at 5 PM today this case ends. Enough is enough.
Sr. Adv CS Vaidyanathan for Ram Lalla continues his submission on ouster and possession, "they have not been able to prove complete ouster or exclusive possession".
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Day 23

Ayodhya case hearing.

A five-judge bench comprising the CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan & Abdul Nazeer has assembled.

Senior advocate Zafaryab Jillani commences arguments for Sunni Waqf Board.

ZJ: Referring to a 1942 suit between the Nirmohis, Mr. Zafaryab Jilani points out that the disputed property had been identified as a mosque.
Referring to grant of permission to access the building to Muslims, Mr. Jilani submits "It cannot be said that that building was being used as anything except mosque."

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Day 21


Bench has assembled.

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan resumes his arguments for Sunni Waqf Board.
RD: I was on the cusp of the most important argument in Suit 3. Does the suit stand or falls. I have 3 submission.

RD: 1st is the word "belonging to". We are extracting it from pleadings and we are saying that the word belonging to extends the Limitation. This does not belong to them. It is not a question of loose or crafty drafting but if it can ever be said to belong to them. It cannot.
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Day 19

#Ayodhya case.

A five-judge bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan & Abdul Nazeer has assembled.

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan (RD) resumes his arguments for Sunni Waqf Board.

RD: With some regrets i have to tell you that Iqbal Ansari, one of the litigants, Md. Hashim's son in this case was attacked by a shooter. Whether this requires investigation or not i do not know, sometimes a simple word from the bench is enough.

RD: I do not want security, my life will alter. My gates are always open, i do not need security. Its about what security is attacked.

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Day 18

#Ayodhya case.

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Prof N Shanmugam for allegedly threatening Sr. advocate Dhavan for representing Muslim parties.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan (RS) resumes his arguments on behalf of Sunni Waqf Board.

Dr. Rajeev Dhavan arguing for the plaintiffs in suit 4 is reading out excerpts from the written statement of Hindu Maha Sabha, represented by Adv. H S Jain to indicate the averments made therein.
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Day 17.

#Ayodhya case.

Bench has assembled.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal mentions contempt petition filed by Dr. Rajeev Dhavan against Prof N Shanmugam for allegedly threatening Sr. advocate Dhavan for representing Muslim parties

CJI orders to list contempt petition tomorrow.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan (RD) commences his arguments on behalf of Sunni Waqf Board.

Dhawan: Today is the 18th day of the hearing My lords, on 18th Day Mahabharat starts.

RD : I have no intention whatsoever to break decorum of the court. It is universally recognised that i am irritating. My second apology is to Mr. Mishra. I think a counsel has a right in this court to not to be disturbed.

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Day 16


A five-judge bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan & Abdul Nazeer has assembled.

Hearing resumed.
Sr. Adv. P N Mishra continuing.

P N Mishra reading out a hadith to indicate that in prophet's time when dispute arose between Muslims and Jews, Justice was administered by the book of the Jews.

PN Mishra is also submitting, with support of Hadith, that 2 qibla (direction of worship) in one place. He submits that 2 places of religious worship cannot exist in the same site.

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Day 14


A five-judge bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan & Abdul Nazeer has assembled.

PN Mishra continuing his arguments.
PN Mishra is clarifying the issue regarding contradictory directions being shown in Map handed by Mr. Mishra as compared to others.
PNM: First time anyone saw inscription on the wall was first in 1946 when the magistrate went and it has been accepted that inscriptions were placed again in 1934. So these inscriptions are placed in 1934.
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Day 11


A five-judge bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan & Abdul Nazeer has assembled.
Jain: My lords had put a question, I'll answer but the matter is serious and I'll need a little time.

CJI: We are looking for pin pointing arguments.

Jain: My lords just give the same courtesy as given in Suit 5.

CJI: No Mr. Jain you have extensively argued on Limitation already, you have to argue on oral and documentary evidence, for that you take a day, it won't take a week.
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#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Hearing continues into day 10.

Senior Counsel Ranjit Kumar arguing today on behalf of plaintiff in suit no. 1, Gopal Singh.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Ranjit Kumar relying on certain exhibits which had been produced by him in trial court in Section 145 CrPC proceedings.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Ranjit Kumar placing reliance on am affidavit filed by one Abdul Gani as per which Mosque was erected by demolishing Ram temple but in spite of erection of said mosque the Hindus did not give up possession and were all along worshipping idol there.
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Day 10


A five-judge bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan & Abdul Nazeer has assembled.

Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar (RK) resumes arguments for plaintiff in Suit No.1 (Gopal Singh Visharad)

RK: What has been stated in the prayer is the place of Janmabhumi. I am adopting the argument of Mr. Parasaran and Mr. Vaidyanathan that the place itself is a diety and i have been worshipping it and it is civil right which should not be curtailed.

Reading WS of defendants Muslim parties, Mr. Ranjit Kumar submits that the 1885 proceedings that they claim would be acting as res judicata was only limited to Ram Chabutra.

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#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Day 9 hearing commences; CS Vaidyanathan resumes his arguments.

#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: CS Vaidyanathan citing precedents on adverse possession and ownership.

"There has never been any adverse possession in this case. Hindus have always expressed their desire to worship at this place", Vaidyanathan.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Discussion now happening on how question of adverse possession will arise only if the property is alienable.
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Day 9


Bench has assembled.

Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan resumes his arguments for that deity (Ram Lalla).
CSV: High Court having held that the suits are barred by time could not have granted the relief it granted. This is my submission. Relief granted to waqf board and Nirmohi Akhara is nothing contemplated in any law.

CSV now citing cases in support of submission that if hindus are having the belief and faith to worship the place of birth, it should be treated as religious worship.

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#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Hearing resumes, Senior Advocate CS Vaidyanathan continuing with his submissions for Ram Lalla.

#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: The defacto position is a building was demolished and another was constructed in the shape of a mosque. Despite that Hindus continued to visit the place and offer prayers, CS Vaidyanathan placing reliance on judgment of Justice Agarwal of Allahabad HC.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: I submit that Artifacts and records clearly point to the fact that Ram Janambhoomi is the birth place of Lord Ram and that sanctity needs to be accorded to that place, CS Vaidyanathan.
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