The Supreme Court begins its everyday hearing in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land debate case in Ayodhya after the efforts to arrive at a neighborly settlement through mediation have failed. A daily trial will be conducted by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The top court had on July 18, asked the mediation panel to interpret the court about the result of their proceedings as on July 31.
RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya moved the Supreme Court on Monday, looking for live streaming or recording of the everyday hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case, which is scheduled to commence today. A bench involving Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai said,
“We don’t know if we have equipment for live streaming or recording of proceedings.”
The debate involves 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya, where a 16th Century mosque — said to have been built by Mughal emperor Babur – once stood. In December 1992, it was demolished by Hindu activists who believe that the mosque was built on the ruins of a temple that denoted the birthplace of Lord Ram. In the days that pursued, 2,000 people died in riots across the country.