Ramayana, a Hindu epic whose earliest portions date back to 1st millennium BCE, states that the location of Ram’s birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu river in Ayodhya. Hindus claim on site of Ram’s birthplace is where the Babri Masjid once stood in the present-day Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
According to this theory, the Mughals demolished a Hindu shrine that marked the spot, and constructed a mosque in its place. The mosque was constructed during 1528-1529 by Mir Baqi, a commander of the Mughal emperor Babur.
The Babri Masjid-Ram’s birthplace dispute is one that makes a comeback ahead of every election season, but this time, it is in the Supreme Court that has the subject in focus. India’s highest judicial body on Thursday turned down two pleas in the Ayodhya case — one that directly deals with the way the disputed land was split according to the 2010 Allahabad High Court ruling, and another that would have had a direct impact on the Supreme Court’s final verdict in the case.The dissenting judge in the case, Justice Nazeer, said in his judgment that the questionable observations in the Ismail Faruqui case, which he said were made “without comprehensive examination, had permeated the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict and need to be brought in line with the current case.
This dispute going complicated.