Ram Temple: Centuries of history not important, this is land dispute for us says SC
The centuries of history attached to the Ram Janmabhoomi case is of no significance to us and we will deal with the matter as a pure land dispute, the Supreme Court said. The observations were made while adjourning hearing on the Ram temple case to March 14.
The SC observed that the pleadings of the parties to the dispute are incomplete and hence the matter was being adjourned by two weeks.
The hearing was going peacefully, until there was an outburst by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan who was appearing for one member of the minority community. He raised objection to senior advocate, C S Vaidyanathan appearing for a member of the majority community suggesting that parties could give a synopsis of their line of argument to the SC and also exchange it with consenting parties.
Dhavan who was irritated said that he would not give any such synopsis on the line of arguments to be adopted by him. I would argue the way I want, he also told the Bench.
The Bench had to intervene to control the flare up by the advocate. Why are you getting angry, the Bench asked Dhavan while also stating that it had not asked for any synopsis.
The court also rejected a plea for day to hearing of the case. The Bench said that over 700 litigants are waiting for justice and we have to hear them. Senior counsel K Prasaran appearing for the deity Ram Lalla then asked, what evidence will they bring from 30,000 years ago. The incident relates to the Treat Yuga. My Lords should confine themselves to the evidence on record.