Babri issue: Legal luminaries welcomes Allahabad HC decision
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 00:43
  
New Delhi: Welcoming Allahabad High Court order rejecting a plea for deferment of the judgement in the Ayodhya case, leading lawyers today expressed the hope that that all sides to the dispute would abide by the verdict and not not incite passions.

They maintained that it was the job of courts to deliver verdicts though efforts could always be made for striking an amicable out-of-court settlement.,

Eminent counsel Harish Salve said the court's job was to give judgements and it was for the government to maintain law and order. He said he was surprised that efforts were being made to avoid a judgement.

Referring to an incident in the 1990s, when it was prayed before the Supreme Court that the case relating to Kalyan Singh in a contempt matter be adjourned because there was a BJP rally on a particular day, Justice M N Venkatachaliah remarked the court will do its job and it was for the government to main law and order.

Senior advocate K K Venugopal said that it is the duty of the court to deliver the judgement irrespective of the consequences.

"The reasons given by those seeking deferment is that the judgement will result in creating law and order problem. Even after six months, the position will be the same. As one judge will be retiring, it will be the duty of the court to deliver its judgement," he said.

Lawyer K T S Tulsi said even at this late stage if it was possible to work out an amicable solution that could be attempted.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 00:43


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