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All parties satisfied with SC order on Ayodhya title suit

Last Updated: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 15:43

New Delhi: Various parties to the Ram
Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on Monday expressed
satisfaction over the Supreme Court order staying the
Allahabad High Court direction for tripartite division of the
disputed land.

The counsel for various parties, including Lord Rama
Lalla Virajman, Hindu Maha Sabha and Sunni Waqf Board,
expressed satisfaction over the apex court`s interim order
saying that none of the parties had sought division of the
2.77 acre land.

"There will be no change of situation at ground zero (the
make-shift temple of Ram Lalla). The pooja will continue as
per the January 7, 1993 order," senior advocate Ravi Shankar
Prasad, who is representing Ram Lalla Virajman, told reporters
in apex court premises after the hearing on the Ayodhya

After the demolition of the masjid on December 6, 1992,
the demonstrators created a makeshift temple. On January 7,
1993, the Congress government enacted the Ayodhya Act 1993
which preserved the status quo of the destroyed mosque and
limited prayer on the disputed site.

Sunni Waqf Board counsel Zafaryab Jilani said, "We are
satisfied with today`s order of the Supreme Court...This will
help in maintaining peaceful position in the country."

"Everybody had claimed for exclusive rights, so Supreme
Court is completely justified in staying the high court
judgement," he said, adding, "Sunni Waqf board will ask the
court to expedite its hearing in the case."

Expressing satisfaction over the apex court order,
counsel representing Hindu Maha Sabha said, "Nobody prayed for
it (partition of land into three parts). Everybody wanted full
land. Our stand continues that entire Janmabhoomi premises
belongs to the Hindu Maha Sabha."

The Supreme Court today stayed the Allahabad High Court`s
verdict dividing in three parts the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-
Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, terming as "something strange"
the judgement although the parties had not asked for
trifurcation of the land.

The court, while staying the September 30, 2010 judgement
of the Lucknow bench of the high court, ordered status quo at
the site.


First Published: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 15:43
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