As Rajeev Dhavan, senior advocate and counsel for Muslim groups in the Ayodhya land dispute case tore a book showing Ayodhya's Ram temple's map in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Vishnu Shankar Jain, the lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha declared in the debate to Republic Media Network's Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami that he will file a contempt plea. Making the announcement, Jain said that the focus of the counsel on Wednesday was on the verdict but it will initiate a contempt case against Dhavan for his distasteful act. On arguments that the book in question was not a Court paper to initiate a contempt plea on, he reiterated that it was a court's document, substantiating the argument that Lord Rama took incarnation in the disputed land.
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Rajeev Dhavan's shocking behaviour
As the Ayodhya case entered the last day of hearing, in a distasteful move, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is representing the Muslim group in the case tore a book inside the courtroom. The book in question ‘Ayodhya Revisited’ was submitted to the bench by senior advocate Vikas Singh to supplement his arguments. Dhavan objected to the submission and tore the pages of the book. The bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi condemning the incident stated that if the behaviour continues, they would halt the proceedings and walk out.
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Supreme Court reserves verdict
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 16, reserved the verdict in the contentious and politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute case. The bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, and comprising of SC judges Justices S.A. Bopde, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S. Abdul Nazeer reserved the verdict in the case after hearing the concluding arguments from the parties. The oral arguments in the long-pending Ayodhya case has been concluded. The apex court has given three days' time to the parties to file any written submissions. In a significant twist on the 40th day of the day-to-day hearing in the Ayodhya case, mediation panel of Justice FMI Kalifulla, Senior advocate Sriram Panchu, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar filed a settlement report before the Supreme Court. This came after the Sunni Waqf board surrendered its claim over the disputed land in Ayodhya