The Ayodhya Land Dispute case involving the Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid debate had its first hearing where the argument was opened by Nirmohi Akhara. A five-judge panel headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will be hearing the case. The Nirmohi Akhara argued that they had been in possession of the Ram Janmasthan and the inner courtyard for years without any interference. They added that they had not allowed any Muslims since 1934 to enter the place. This was countered by Allahabad High Court reports which showed that Muslims regularly offered prayers at the pace prior to 1934. The Akhara also accused miscreants of demolishing temples in 1992. The issue has been controversial due to the involvement of religious sentiments and proposals to build a temple and a mosque side by side have not been entertained.
- 6 Aug 2019