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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
Ayodhya: Hearings to conclude at 5 pm today, CJI Ranjan Gogoi
#AyodhyaHearing #AyodhyaCase #Ayodhya
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: I have argued on the preexisting right to pray of the Hindus all along, Ranjit Kumar
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Ranjit Kumar concludes.

Advocate Jaideep Gupta begins his submissions, says will not argue on title or possesion but on Shebait rights
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: It has been held that idol is a juridical person, worshippers are beneficiary. Baba Abhiram Das was found to be the Shebait of the deity.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Late Baba Abhiram Das had an independent psoition as the priest and this position has been accepted by others also, Jaideep Gupta
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Gupta concludes, Senior Counsel Vikas Singh begins to make submissions.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Singh mentions the book "Ayodhya revisited" by Kunal Kishore. Rajeev Dhavan takes strong objection to placing on record contents from the book.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Singh agrees to not to place reliance on the book, hands over maps and pages he wishes to place reliance on.

Dhavan tears the pages handed to him to lodge his opposition.

CJI Gogoi to Dhavan: You can shred it further
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Original place we are dealing with was the Ram Janmasthaan. Inspite of the conversion of the site, Hindus continued to uninterriptedly offer prayers there, Vikas Singh
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: I will be adopting the submissions of Mr. Parasaran and Vaidyanathan, Vikas Singh in conclusion to his submissions
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Sushil Kumar Jain making submissions on behalf of Nirmohi Akhara.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Jain asked to conclude his submissions by lunch by the Court
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Bench rises for lunch.

Rajeev Dhavan to get a slot post lunch to make his rejoinder arguments
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Court assembles for the post lunch session
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Senior Counsel PN Mishra starts his rejoinder submissions.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: They (Muslim side) have no evidence of use of the land or title of it prior to 1856, Mishra
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Mishra cites written works and the gazetteer to make a case that the site was not put to use to offer namaz prior to the 1850s
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Mishra concludes his arguments.

Rejoinder arguments on behalf of the Hindu parties stand concluded.

Rajeev Dhavan for one of the Muslim parties begins his rejoinder submissions.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: On Shebait, Dhavan says Dharam Das was never the Shebait, only a pujari
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Dhavan says the Mahasbhas are split among themselves.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Dhavan says there is no successor to right to pray. There are successors to post, successors to a title, not to right to pray. Right to pray is a personal right
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: On the incident of tearing of the pages in Court in the morning session

"The incident is going viral. But fact is that I wanted to throw the pages away and the CJI said I may tear them. And I tore them so I'd say it was with the permission of Court"
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid:
CJI Gogoi agrees with Dhavan and clarifies in the Court that he indeed said Dhavan may tear the pages.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: We have said in our plaint that whatever was destroyed belonged to us and thus relief for restitution was made, Dhavan
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: On grant by the government for the maintenance and upkeep of the Babri mosque,

Justice Chandrachud: It does not grant title but is a declaration big recognition.
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Dhavan calls PN Mishra's argument on grant of land "foolish".

Mishra opposes the submission.

Dhavan says it is about the argument, nothing personal
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: On adverse possession,

Commisioner in 1886 had decided that Hindus had no title. Decision is binding on the appellants, the Hindus
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: On demolition of mosque in 1992,

What was destroyed was of Muslims, the right of its reconstruction and restoration can only be with the Muslims, Dhavan
#RamMandir - #BabriMasjid: Arguments conclude in the hearing.

On Day 40 of the hearing, Supreme Court reserves its Judgment in the Ayodhya dispute. Written submissions to be submitted in three days.

Ayodhya: Drama on last day of hearing as Rajeev Dhavan tears documents handed over by Hindu Party
#AyodhyaCase #AyodhyaHearing
Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court reserves Judgment after 40-day hearing
#AyodhyaHearing #AyodhyaCase #AyodhyaVerdict #Ayodhya
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