Wednesday (October 16): The Supreme Court of India has finally concluded the hearing of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case today and has reserved the judgment.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi also asked the parties to file written submissions on the moulding of relief in three days.
Earlier this week, the Ayodhya district administration has tightened curbs under Section 144 in the area till December 10.
The order prohibits the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the area without permission. It also bars boating in the district, and the sale and manufacture of firecrackers
Earlier in the day, the Court Room 1 witnessed high drama as senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing the Sunni Waqf Board, tore papers handed to him by the All India Hindu Maha Sabha’s counsel. The papers apparently contained a map illustrating the birthplace of Lord Ram. Dhavan later said the CJI Ranjan Gogoi allowed him to tear the papers. The CJI sarcastically said he indeed had allowed Dhavan to tear the pages.