India’s Extremism Exposed by Inviting Judges Who Gave the Babri Masjid Verdict as State GuestsJanuary 22, 2024
The Ayodhya Ram Mandir consecration ceremony today, January 22, witnesses the presence of the five judges from the Supreme Court’s Constitution bench, who pronounced the verdict in the Babri Masjid case more than four years ago. These jurists, namely former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, former CJI SA Bobde, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, and former Supreme Court judges Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, played a crucial role in the 2019 decision that favored the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site.
As reported, the invitation list extends beyond the judiciary, encompassing over 50 jurists, including former chief justices, judges, and prominent lawyers. Prominent figures such as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and former Attorney General KK Venugopal are also counted among the invitees. This gathering symbolizes a momentous occasion for India, where legal luminaries and dignitaries from diverse backgrounds come together to mark the consecration of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir. The inclusion of these figures underscores the broader significance of their 2019 ruling, which paved the way for the construction of the Ram temple and continues to resonate in India’s controversial cultural and legal narrative.