New Delhi, Sep 27: The Muslim side on Friday submitted to the Supreme Court's five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, that opinions and beliefs of third persons should not be considered as evidence.
"Opinions and beliefs of third persons should not be considered as evidence. However, there are exceptions where the court can consider the expert opinion as evidence. But opinion is subject to change," Meenakshi Arora, counsel for Muslim parties, told the bench, hearing a batch of petitions against the September 2010 Allahabad High Court trifurcation of the 2.77 acres at the heart of the dispute.
Expert opinion, counsel contended, needed to be given a different view. It was for the court to know the authenticity of the opinion given by an expert. Archaeological Survey of India might be an expert in its field but its report is an opinion and could not be concluded as a Ram temple. (UNI)