New Delhi, Sep 2 : The main Muslim party in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhumi Babri Masjid land dispute case on Monday submitted before the five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, that the law which we follow has been inherited from the law of justice, equity and good conscience.
"The law which we follow has been inherited from the law of justice, equity and good conscience. It is based upon faith, believe and principles and ideologies," Dr Rajeev Dhawan, senior lawyer appearing for the main Muslim parties told the Apex Court's five-judge Constitution bench.
During the course of the hearing, the CJI asked Dr Dhawan that what law do you follow? Dr. Dhawan handed over to the bench a short compilation of the law of justice, equity and good conscience.
The dispute is for the possession of the suit property. And it should be accordingly dealt by this Apex Court's five-judge Constitution bench. Just because there is a peacock or a lotus that does not mean that it was not a mosque and the Roman culture recognised these images, Dr Dhawan submitted to the Apex Court.
Today's hearing and submissions were inconclusive and would continue tomorrow. The other four judges of the Constitution bench are Justices S A Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and S Abdul Nazeer.
From August 6 onwards, the Apex Court is hearing the case on a day-to-day basis, after the mediation process, conducted by a three member Mediation panel, in the Ayodhya Babri masjid land dispute case failed.
The Apex court is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement trifurcating the disputed site at Ayodhya into three parts.(UNI)