New Delhi, August 7: On day two of Supreme Court hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case on Wednesday, the apex court asked Nirmohi Akhara for documentary evidence to prove its possession on the disputed land. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told senior advocate Sushil Jain, representing Nirmohi Akhara, that since it was now dealing with the issue of possession, the Hindu body will have to "establish" its case.
According to ANI tweet, it said, "Do you have oral or documentary proof, revenue records, of possession of Ramjanmabhoomi before attachment?" To this, Akhara replied to Court saying, "A dacoity happened in 1982 and they lost records." Ayodhya Case Hearing: Nirmohi Akhara Lays Full Claim on Disputed Land, Says 'Place Cannot be Considered Mosque If No Prayers Offered'.
Check ANI tweet:
Ayodhya land case: SC asks Nirmohi Akhara for documentary evidence to prove its possession, says,'Do you have oral or documentary proof, revenue records, of possession of Ramjanmabhoomi before attachment. Akhara in reply to Court,' a dacoity happened in 1982&they lost records.' https://t.co/mDIbQcO2Iz
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019
The day-to-day hearing in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case started in Supreme Court on August 6, after all efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed.
Nirmohi Akhara on Tuesday had claimed all rights on the land, saying they have been possessing, managing and worshipping Ram Lalla since time immemorial at the disputed site.
Jain cited judgment to the effect that a place cannot be considered a mosque if no prayers/ namaz is offered there. Elaborating on this, he further said, "Muslims stopped 5 times prayer daily in 1934 at Babri Masjid and completely abandoned the structure even for Friday prayer from December 16, 1949. The idols were placed inside the mosque on the intervening night of Dec 22-23, 1949."Thus reiterating his point that no Muslims were allowed to enter the structure since 1934 and it has been in exclusive possession of the Akhara.