On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of India reserved the verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, saying it will be pronounced before November 17 when the president of the court, Rajan Gogoi, leaves office.
Before concluding today's hearing, the court requested the parties involved to submit, within three days, written notes on & # 39; molded relief & # 39 ;, that is, the reduction of the areas in which the court must issue a ruling, he informed Hindustan Times.
Gogoi had asked the parties to present their final arguments today at 5 p.m. (local time) and according to NDTV, concluded shortly after 4pm.
"Enough is enough," he had said, dismissing the request for intervention submitted by the Hindu Mahasabha party in search of more time for arguments.
"At 5 in the afternoon, this matter will be over," Gogoi said, as quoted by Hindustan Times.
The top judge headed the bank of the constitution of five judges who heard the case of decades, to decide whether a Hindu temple should be built on the ruins of a mosque. Wednesday marked the 40th since the hearing began.
According to NDTV, the Ayodhya three-member mediation panel today presented its report on the second round of mediation.
India had banned public meetings in the city of Ayodhya when the Supreme Court began hearing the final arguments on Monday.
For more than a century, Hindus and Muslims have been in a fight over the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in northern India. Hindus claim that the mosque was the birthplace of Lord Ram and was built after the destruction of a temple by the Muslim invader Babur in 1528.
On the other hand, Muslims say they offered prayers in the mosque until December 1949, when some idols of Lord Ram were placed in the mosque. British rulers fenced the area since 1859 as a preventive measure and the government of India closed its doors in 1949.
On December 6, 1992, the mosque was razed by a crowd of thousands, causing riots and violence that killed more than 2,000 people in India.
Hindu and Muslim groups have failed to resolve the dispute through negotiations over the years, and a court decision in 2010 to divide the 2.77-acre site between a Muslim group and two Hindu groups opposed by both sides. .
Then, the Supreme Court took control of the site and heard requests from both sides about what should be built there.