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
"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