New Delhi, Aug 7 : At least in three places in Valmiki Ramayana, it is mentioned that Sri Ram was born in Ayodhya, counsel for Ram Lalla submitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday during pleadings before a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, hearing the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute.
The contention was advanced by former Attorney-General K Parasaran, appearing for Ram Lalla. On September 30, 2010, 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 apex court questioned Mr Parasaran whether any court in the world had yet dealt with the question of where a God was born.Mr Parasaran replied that he will find out about it.Historic. During the course of arguments and submissions, the Supreme Court also asked Mr Parasaran whether Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. 'Has such a question ever arisen in any court?'
Senior lawyer, Sushil Kumar Jain, appearing for Nirmohi Akahara, told the bench that he will cite all the documents quoted in lower court judgment to prove possession claim over Ramjanmabhumi.
Justice D Y Chandrachud said court wants originals of documents. "In first appeal of civil suit, docs are shown 1st & judgment last," the apex court said. CJI asked Nirmohi Akhara for oral/documentary proof, revenue records, of possession of Ramjanambhoomi before attachment.
Mr Jain told the apex court that they are handicapped there. A dacoity happened in 1982 and they lost most of the records. To which, the Supreme Court asked Mr Jain, if pleadings were amended to produce secondary evidence.
He replied, no.
Justices S A Bobde, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer are also on the bench. Arguments and submissions before the apex court would continue tomorrow, when Ram Lalla would present his side.(UNI)