Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title plea rejected

Last Updated: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 21:44

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday dismissed
the plea of an NGO to intervene in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.

Dismissing the petition of the NGO, Popular Front of
India, a bench of justices Aftab Alam and R M Lodha, however
agreed to hear the plea of another petitioner Mohammad Hasim
who was one of the parties before the Allahabad High Court in
the title dispute.

The bench tagged the petition with a bunch of other
petitions filed by different parties against the September 30, 2010, verdict of the High Court which ordered a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya.
The apex court had on May 9 dubbed as "strange" the high
court`s verdict of three-way division of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri
Masjid site in Ayodhya and had stayed its operation saying
none of the parties had demanded the partition of the land.

"A new dimension was given by the high court as the
decree of partition was not sought by the parties. It was not
prayed by anyone. It has to be stayed. It`s a strange order,"
the bench had said.
It expressed surprise over how the high court could pass
such an order when it was not prayed by anyone.

While ordering status quo at the site, which means that
prayers at Ram Lalla`s make-shift temple at the disputed site
in Ayodhya would go on as usual, the court had restrained any
kind of religious activity on the adjacent 67 acre land which
had been taken over by the Centre.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 21:44

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