New Delhi, Aug 6 : Nirmohi Akhara on Tuesday staked full claim in the Supreme Court to the disputed site in Ayodhya.
It submitted before the five-judge Constitution bench that it had been in possession of the inner courtyard for centuries, even Ram janmasthana was also in its retention.
Senior counsel Sushil Kumar Jain made the submission on behalf of Nirmohi Akhara, one of the three parties in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.
The third respondent, Nirmohi Akhara, submitted its stand before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench.
It also contended that Hindu parties performed daily offerings but Muslims only offered Friday prayers. But in court Muslims tried to prove they offered daily prayers.
Submissions by Nirmohi Akhara would continue tomorrow.
The bench inquired from Jain about the structure and location at the disputed site.
Nirmohi Akhara contended that Ram janmasthana had always 'belonged' to them. They worshipped there and managed the janmasthana.
The Nirmohi Akhara also contended that it had filed its suit in 1959, four years after the attachment orders were issued in relation to properties in their possession. Sunni Waqf Board's suit was filed in 1961, Jain asserted.
In its September 30, 2010 verdict, Allahabad High Court had divided the 2.77-acre primary disputed Ayodhya land into three equal parts and allotted one each to Ram Lalla (idol), Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board.
The order was subsequently challenged by the aggrieved parties before the apex court which is currently hearing the arguments and submissions from all the parties.
Besides,CJI Gogoi, the four other judges on the bench are Justices SA Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and SA Nazeer. (UNI)