New Delhi, August 20
The counsel for Ram Lalla on Tuesday cited testimony of Muslim witnesses to claim right over his birthplace and asserted that Babri Masjid was built at a site where a huge temple of Lord Ram existed.
On day 8 of the hearing before a Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan said the Archaeological Survey of India’s report supported that a huge temple was there at the disputed site and there was nothing to dispute the credibility of the report.
Hindu and Muslim witnesses have testified that it has been a sacred place for Hindus who embarked on pilgrimage to the Janm Sthan, Vaidyanatham told the Bench which is hearing cross-appeals against the 2010 order of the Allahabad High Court dividing the disputed land equally between Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Wakf Board. — TNS