The Supreme Court on Friday continued the final discussion in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case.
Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case
It is the 70-year-old legal battle between Hindu and Muslim communities fighting on the ownership of 3 acres of disputed land Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi.
The Babri Masjid was built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528. The Hindu Karsevaks in Ayodhya demolished this Masjid on December 6, 1992, in which 2000 people were killed.
The Hindus claim that a Ram temple which originally stood there was demolished to construct the mosque.
Supreme Court decision
The constitution bench will reopen the case of 1994 in order to re-examine the decision of apex courts. Lawyers who are in favour of the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya site objected the Supreme Court decision to open the Islam-Faruqui case of 1994.
The Chief Justice Dipak Misra and S Abdul Nazeer will examine upon the decision that “Mosque is not an integral part of Islam”.
The entire case is handled by Constitution Bench. According to them, it is compulsory to examine the concern raised by the Muslim community. They need to respect the features of Islam which says that a mosque is a place of worship.
Supreme Court rejected the involvement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the dispute.The Court will not entertain any intervention application in the Ayodhya case.
The court even dismissed all 32 intervention petitions of the case. The applications of Shyam Benegal, Aparna Sen, and Teesta Setalvad are also rejected. The Supreme court will hear all 13 appeals which are filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court. It will be preceded in four civil suits.
The petitions challenge the high court verdict which mandated a three-way division of the disputed 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya.
According to All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board, the Babri Masjid will remain mosque till eternity.
Islam-Faruqui Case 1994
According to Islam-Faruqui case of 1994, Mosque is not an important place to practice a religion of Islam and namaz by Muslims can be practiced anywhere, even in the open ground.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan said that this was the wrong decision taken by the apex court. According to him, Mosque is forever, it will never lose its significance and will always remain a place of worship even if it is demolished.