The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed September 16 as the date for a hearing on a petition seeking live telecast or recording of the Ayodhya Land Dispute Case hearing. On Friday, the court directed the listing of this petition before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. This petition has been filed on behalf of Govindacharya.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Govindacharya on the previous hearing, cited last year’s Supreme Court ruling. In the judgment, the Apex court had asked for live telecast of hearing of cases of significant constitutional importance. The petition said that since it is the most discussed issue of the country and it is hearing the Constitution Bench, the people of the country also want to know about its hearing, in such a way that its recording should be done.
On this, the bench of the Supreme Court had said that it is indeed a very sensitive issue, so we request the Chief Justice to take a decision on this petition himself. Apart from this, the Ayodhya case was heard for the 21st consecutive day in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Advocate Rajiv Dhawan, appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board, argued. On the 19th day of the hearing in the Supreme Court, Muslim fortnight’s lawyer Rajiv Dhawan raised the issue of clash between Iqbal Ansari, son of petitioner Mohammad Hashim and international shooter Vartika Singh. At this the Supreme Court assured them that we would consider it. The dispute between Iqbal Ansari and Vartika Singh is said to have escalated during the discussion on triple talaq and the temple-mosque issue. Iqbal says that Vartika was holding her insistence on withdrawing the claim on the mosque, when she refused she became furious. While Vartika accuses Iqbal of being inflammatory.