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Mahasabha moves HC against any deferment of Ayodhya verdict

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:40

Lucknow: With Allahabad High Court poised
to make another attempt to settle the Ayodhya title suits
through a compromise on Thursday, one of the parties to the
60-year-old case today moved the court objecting to any
deferment of the verdict slated to be pronounced next week.

Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha, through its counsel
HS Jain, today filed an objection before the Officer on
Special Duty (OSD) of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High
Court against any deferment of the verdict on the title suits
to be pronounced by the special bench on September 24,
Mahasabha sources said.

It would be placed before the court along with the
application seeking deferment tomorrow, they said.

Citing apprehension of breach of peace and the
upcoming Commonwealth Games, two separate applications seeking
directions for deferring the verdict were moved before the
Allahabad High Court on September 13.

Jain in his application has stated that a similar
attempt had been made by the court on July 27 for reaching an
amicable settlement but no one had appeared on behalf of
Ramesh Chandra Tripathi, a defendant in suit no. 4, whose
counsel had later sought deferment and efforts towards a

"It appears that the present application (for
deferment) has been filed at the behest of some disgruntled
persons who do not believe in the majesty of law for their
personal gains and are trying to create every hindrance in
the delivery of judgement as scheduled," Jain said in the
application, claiming that it was a "proxy" application.

Taking cognizance of the application of Ramesh
Chandra Tripathi on September 13, one of the three judges
related to the case, Justice DV Sharma, had directed all the
counsel of the parties concerned to appear before the bench
to resolve the dispute amicably through reconciliation on
September 17.

Justice DV Sharma had also observed in his order:
"Thus before delivery of judgement by this court, to my mind,
every endeavour has to be made to settle the dispute as per
the prayer made by the applicant, Tripathi and with hope that
if the matter is settled through compromise then it shall be
in the interest of everyone".


First Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:40

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