Unshakeable faith of Hindus enough to prove Lord Ram born at Ayodhya’s disputed site: SC told
A HINDU party asserted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the “unshakeable faith” of millions of believers is sufficient to prove that the entire Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid disputed site at Ayodhya was the birth place of Lord Ram. The apex court stressed that revenue records, other documentary and oral evidence would be “a very good piece of evidence” to establish the possession claim of the Hindu parties over the 2.77 acre disputed site.
‘Ram Lalla Virajman’, the deity which itself has been made a party to the politically and religiously sensitive case, submitted through senior advocate K Parasaran that the Ram Janmabhoomi has itself become “personification of the deity and an object of worship for the Hindus”. He asked the court that as to how after so many centuries the proof of Lord Ram’s birth at the place can be shown.
“How will we prove after so many centuries that Lord Ram was born there,” said Prasaran to a five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer. “The unshakeable faith of worshippers and believers is itself evidence that the ‘Asthan’ is the birthplace of Lord Ram,” he said, adding that Valmiki Ramayana also mentions at three places that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya.
The bench asked Prasaran if question of this nature about the birth of a religious figure has ever arisen in any court. “Whether issues like birth of Jesus Christ at Bethlehem have been questioned and dealt with by any court in the world,” the bench asked Prasaran, to which the senior advocate said that he will check and inform the court. The senior advocate replied to several questions relating to the placing of idols inside the disputed structure, years before its demolition on December 6, 1992.
SC asks Nirmohi Akhara to come prepared with evidence
THE Supreme Court Wednesday felt that a Hindu body, which is claiming right over the entire 2.77 acre of disputed land at Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, has to be given an opportunity to come out with revenue records, documentary and oral evidence to establish its possession. The apex court found that Nirmohi Akhara was ill-prepared to proceed with its arguments on the issues. On the second day of the day-to-day hearing, the top court stopped senior advocate Sushil Jain, who was arguing on behalf of Nirmohi Akhara, saying that he has to come prepared with “good piece” of evidence to buttress the claim over the possession of the property.