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Ayodhya Case Hearing: 4th Day, Sunni Waqf Board Counsel objects “Daily hearing”, calls it ‘inhuman’

Ayodhya Land dispute case has entered its 4th day of the hearing. The Daily hearings started from 6th august after the mediation panel headed by Judge F M Ibrahim Kalifullah failed to find an amicable solution and reach any conclusion.

On 4th day, Rajeev Dhavan, Counsel representing Sunni Waqf Board, one of the stakeholders in the disputed land urged the apex court to halt the five-day hearing of the case. He said it is ‘inhuman’ and the court should hear the appeal on three days in a week rather than five.

The Counsel arguing his case said, “We will not be able to assist the court. Hearing cannot be rushed through. It is simply not possible. I will be forced to leave this case. I am being put to torture because of this case.”

On 8th August, the 5-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices D Y Chandrachud, S A Bobde, Ashok Bhushan and S A Abdul Nazeer had decided to hear the case on a regular basis. As per the norms, the Constitution bench normally hears the matters only from Tuesday to Thursday. The court hears only fresh appeals on Monday and Friday.

In response to the counsel’s case, the Supreme Court rejected his submission and said, “Hearing in the case to be 5 days, from Monday to Friday.”

On the previous day (3rd day), Senior counsel K Parasaran, representing Ram Lalla on told the apex Court that Lord Ram’s birthplace need not be the exact spot but could mean surrounding areas.

The top court is hearing the appeals against the September 30, 2010 verdict of the
Allahabad High Court in Ayodhya land dispute case. In its verdict, The court divided the 2.77-acre in Ayodhya among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla equally.

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