Vahanvati says SC justified in no reasons for Ayodhya order

New Delhi: Attorney General G E Vahanvati today said the Supreme Court was "justified" in not giving any reasons while dismissing the plea for deferment of Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit.

"According to me, the court is justified in not giving reasons for its order," the Attorney General told PTI.

"Giving reasons in this case would not have served any purpose. It could have aggravated the matter," he said.

"This is a correct thing to do. Day in and day out, Special Leave Petitions are dismissed without giving any reasons," Vahanvati further said.

The Attorney General's view on the verdict was in sharp contrast to the opinon of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who said the court should have delivered the order by assigning reasons too.

"What are the reasons (for the dismissal) are not indicated in the order and neither will be known in the future," Rohatgi, who argued for deferment of High Court judgement on behalf of Ramesh Chandra Tripathi, said.

He further said that the Centre's stand did not make any sense. "They are only saying we want an amicable resolution but will not do anything. It is neither rational nor logical".

"The Centre took no stand," he said referring to the arguments made by Vahanvati, who was asked to assist the court in the matter.