Muslim petitioners in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Monday alleged that the Chief Justice of India (CJI)-led bench did not pose any questions to the Hindu sides.
“Your Lordship didn’t ask a question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only,” senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan told the bench.
Advocate Dhawan is representing lead petitioner M Siddiq and the All India Sunni Waqf Board in the case.
Adding further, he said, “Of course, we are answering them.”
Senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan, representing deity ‘Ram Lalla’ vehemently opposed the submission and said, “This is totally unwarranted.”
The Supreme Court hearing on Ayodhya land dispute case has entered its last leg of hearing nad today was the 38th day.
Advocate Dhawan’s remark came when the bench said that the idea behind erecting an iron railing at the disputed site was to separate the inner courtyard from the outer.
“By constructing an iron railing, the idea was to separate Hindus and Muslims,” the SC said.
“It was to appreciate the fact that Hindus were offering prayers in the outer courtyard where Ram Chabutra, Sita Rasoi, Bhandar Grih were situated,” the court added.
The bench comprised of justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.
The hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case concludes on October 17 and the judgment is expected before CJI Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17.