The 80-year-old leader has, time and again, advocated for the need to build a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, where a 16th-century Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992.
In 2018, on Deepotsav, more than three lakh earthen lamps were lit on the banks of Saryayu river a day before the festival of Diwali, a number which got registered in Guinness Book of World Records.
The petitioner had also asked to register an FIR against the appellants in the case. A Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Ashok Bhushan dismissed the plea. The apex court is conducting the day-to-day hearing into the case.
Dhavan, who is appearing for Sunni Central Waqf Board, had filed the contempt petition against Chennai-based Professor N Shanmugam for allegedly threatening him and asking him not to appear for the Muslim parties in the case.
Fourteen appeals are pending before the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict which ordered equal division of the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
After changing the name of Faizabad district to Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath had announced to build an airport in the name of Lord Shri Ram, a medical college in the name of King Dasharatha. The UP CM also announced to build an old age home (Ashram) in the name of Kaushalya.
Fourteen appeals are pending before the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict which ordered equal division of the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya Among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. The 16th-century Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992.
The amount of Rs 79 crore was allocated for constructing new bridges on various routes across the state and Rs 200 crore for carrying out works in the rural sector for widening roads.
Justice Kalifulla, chairman of mediation committee submits report in Supreme court. CJI says, "We now fix the date of hearing on August 2nd. We request the mediation committee to inform the outcome of the proceedings as of July 31st."
An application for an early hearing was filed by Rajendra Singh, son of one of the original plaintiffs -- Gopal Singh Visharad, saying no progress has been made in the mediation ordered by the apex court to find an amicable settlement to the land dispute.