The Supreme Court asked the Hindu parties on Friday to present proof of their claim that the Babri Masjid was built on the remains of an ancient temple or Hindu religious structure.
“Over the past two millennia we have seen civilisations settle and resettle on river banks. They have built upon pre-existing structures. But prove that the alleged ruins or demolished building [on which Babri Masjid was built] was religious in nature,” Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, on the Bench, asked senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, who is appearing for the Ayodhya deity, Ram Lalla Virajman.
Justice S.A. Bobde, also part of the Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice Bobde, asked Mr. Vaidyanathan to corroborate his arguments that the structure was a temple and that too one dedicated to Lord Ram.…
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