Ayodhya case: Muslim lawyer Rajiv Dhawan burnt to see Subramanian Swamy sitting in court, gets advice from CJI: During the hearing in the Supreme Court of the Ram Janmabhoomi case, Rajiv Dhawan, a lawyer for the Muslim side, got angry at Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy. In fact, when the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi case was going on in the court of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Swamy was also sitting in the front row inside the court room. Rajiv Dhawan got tired after seeing him.
In his column in The Indian Express, senior journalist ‘Coomi Kapoor’ has told that as soon as Dhawan saw Subramanian Swamy, he deteriorated and demanded that he vacate the seat. He argued that since Swamy is neither a party nor a lawyer in the case. Therefore, they should not be allowed to sit here.
Ram Janmabhoomi case
Actually, the courtroom is packed with lawyers during the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi case. Kumi Kapoor writes that there are about 30 lawyers standing in the court room. But, as soon as Rajiv Dhawan found Subramanian Swamy sitting in the first row, he started opposing it. Kapur writes, “Seeing Swami sitting calmly in the first row of the court, Dhawan demanded that the judges be picked up immediately, as he is neither representing the case nor a lawyer.”
Dhawan protested that when he went to Parliament House, he was sent to the visitors gallery. However, responding to Dhawan, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that he should become an MP if he wants to sit in the Rajya Sabha. Significantly, Rajiv Dhawan represents the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.
They often have multiple argument arguments during the case debate. As when the counsel for the opposition parties said that there is no mention of Babur by the travelers before Aurangzeb’s time, Dhawan replied that while writing about China, Marco Polo also forgot to write about the Great Wall there.