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Ayodhya case: Hearing concludes in SC, orders reseved


New Delhi, Oct 16: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case after hearing arguments from all the concerned parties. The hearing for the Ayodhya land dispute case went on for 40 days.

Ayodhya case: Hearing concludes in SC, orders reseved

This came after the court witnessed a high drama on the last day of hearings wherein senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan tore papers, maps which were handed over to him by the Hindu Mahasabha.

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing the Muslim parties in the Ram-Janmbhoomi-Dabri masjid land dispute case, tore up a pictorial map showing the exact birthplace of Lord Ram during the hearings in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The reference to the pictorial map showing the exact birthplace of Lord Ram at the disputed site in Ayodhya by Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing the All India Hindu Mahasabha, was objected to by Dhavan.

Ayodhya Case: Drama in SC as senior counsel tears papers, CJI threatens to walk out

Dhavan then asked the bench as to what he should do with it, to which the bench said that he can shred it into pieces. Dhavan then tore the pictorial map, provided by the counsel for All India Hindu Mahasabha, in the courtroom.

During the arguments, Singh referred to various aspects of the Allahabad High Court judgement and said there has been long faith and belief on the part of Hindus with regard to the scared nature of the birthplace of Lord Ram.

Dhavan had also objected to Singh's attempt to refer to a book on Ayodhya, written by former IPS officer Kishore Kunal, saying such attempts should be disallowed. The bench had then asked Singh to proceed with the hearing saying, "Dhavan, we have taken note of your objection."

The CJI earlier said the apex court that it would conclude the hearing -- which went on for over two months -- by 5 PM on Wednesday. "We have already asked all the intervenors to apportion the time accordingly," he said.

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