New Delhi, Aug 6 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined live streaming or audio recording of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case that began this morning after mediation talks lead to no result.
"Let us begin the hearing," said a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The other four judges of the bench are Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer.
Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties in the case, said they have been possessing, managing and worshiping 'Ram Lalla' since time immemorial at the disputed site. The bench is also asking questions to understand the structure and locations at the disputed site.
Nirmohi Akhara's lawyer Sushil Kumar Jain told the Apex Court that Ram janmasthana has always 'belonged' to them. They worshipped there and managed the 'janmasthana' (birthplace).
When the CJI asked Sushil Jain to "establish the foundation of his claim", he argued that the suit was confined to inner courtyard Ram Janmabhoomi.
On August 2, after taking note of the report by the three-member mediation panel, headed by former apex court judge FMI Kalifulla, the bench noted that the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation have failed.(UNI)