Ayodhya case: Temple razed to build mosque, says Lord Ram’s counsel

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On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century, was demolished

The Hindu temple in Ayodhya was destroyed to construct a mosque at the disputed site, said advocate for Ram Lalla Virajman, one of the parties in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, on Tuesday (August 20) while referring to an ASI report.

Senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan, appearing for the deity, told the court that the ASI’s report refers to figures of crocodiles and tortoise, which were alien to the Muslim culture.
The submissions were made during the eighth day hearing in the case before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The senior advocate is referring to other archaeological evidences from the ASIs report to buttress claims that the disputed area had a Hindu temple.

The hearing is underway before the bench also comprising justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer.