Ayodhya site is Lord Ram’s birthplace: Justice D.V. SharmaBy IANS
Thursday, September 30, 2010
LUCKNOW - Justice D.V. Sharma, one of the three judges who delivered the Ayodhya verdict, based his order on the findings of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to say that the disputed site is the birthplace of Lord Ram.
The property in the suit is the site of the birthplace of Lord Ram and the Hindus have the right to worship at the site, he said.
The ASI had in a statement before the court said that the structure was a massive Hindu religious structure.
Justice Sharma’s key observations are:
* The disputed site is the birth place of Lord Ram.
* The place of birth is a juristic person and is a deity. It is personified as the spirit of divine worshipped as birthplace of Lord Ram as a child. The spirit of divine ever remains present everywhere at all times for any one to invoke in any shape or form in accordance with his own aspirations and it can be shapeless and formless also.
* The disputed building was constructed by (Mughal emperor) Babar, the year is not certain but it was built against the tenets of Islam. Thus, it cannot have the character of a mosque.
* The disputed structure was constructed on the site of old structure after demolition of the same.
* The idols were placed in the middle dome of the disputed structure in the intervening night of Dec 22-23, 1949.
* A suit filed in 1989 by the Sunni Central Board of Waqfs, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, and others vs Gopal Singh Visharad and others and another suit filed in 1989 by Nirmohi Akhara and another vs Sri Jamuna Prasad Singh and others, are barred by time.
* It is also established that the disputed structure cannot be treated as a mosque as it came into existence against the tenets of Islam.