The ‘War’ is Over, Nation Awaits Verdict

When the marathon hearing in Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid concluded today, the Supreme Court has left the nation on the pinpoint of suspense about a verdict that would have great impact on Indian Society.

A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi heard the case for 40 days and concluded the arguments today. The bench has also granted three days to contesting parties to file written notes on ‘moulding of relief’ or narrowing down the issues on which the court is required to adjudicate.

The other members of the bench are justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer.

On the last of the hearing in the Ayodhya case, a high drama unfolded in the Supreme Court, after Rajiv Dhawan, who is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the dispute, tore up submissions made by a lawyer.

According to Times Now, CJI Ranjan Gogoi also issued a warning to Dhawan’s unruly behaviour. The incident took place when senior counsel Vikas Singh presented a book “Ayodhya revisited” by Kunal Kishore to the bench. However, taking strong objection on placing the contents of the book on record, Dhavan tore the pages. The CJI told the senior advocate to “shred it further”.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will conclude today the day-to-day hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhya, saying “enough is enough”.

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