The then Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, who presided over the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, which pronounced the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, said that delivering the verdict in this case was a challenging task. Justice Gogoi said this in a message sent in a virtual discussion on journalist Mala Dixit’s book ‘Ayodhya to Adalat Se Bhagwan Shri Ram’ (eyes seen of untouched aspects of 40 days hearing in Supreme Court). The discussion on the book ‘Lord Shri Ram from Ayodhya to Adalat’ was held at the initiative of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, in which the former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Gyanasudha Mishra, former judge of Allahabad High Court, S.R. Singh, former Additional Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, who was involved in the excavation of the birthplace complex in Ayodhya, Rambahadur Rai, well-known journalist and president of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, Trust, and senior journalist N.K. Singh put forth his views.
Justice Gogoi said – reaching the final verdict was a challenging task, Justice Gogoi said in his message that reaching the final verdict was a challenging task for several reasons. The support of eminent lawyers to the bench in the 40-day continuous hearing was unprecedented. Justice Gogoi said- Mala Dixit’s book describes all events