Plea to declare disputed area of Ayodhya as national heritage

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New Delhi: A petitioner who sought that the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid site at Ayodhya be declared a national heritage was today asked by the Delhi High Court to file a representation in this regard before the Centre. A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar did not issue notice on… Read more »

SC to examine appeal against dropping of charges in Babri case

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The Supreme Court today kept its options open on examining the dropping of conspiracy charge against accused like L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the demolition of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri structure in Ayodhya in 1992. The apex court also came up with the option of ordering a joint trial of… Read more »

SC refuses early hearing to Swamy’s plea for facilities at Ayodhya

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The Supreme Court today refused to give an early hearing to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking facilities for the devotees visiting the disputed site in Ayodhya. “You (Swamy) are just an intervener and your plea will be heard along with that of other aggrieved parties,” a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur… Read more »

Security for lawyers: HC directs counsel to seek instructions

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The Allahabad High Court has directed the counsel for the Centre and the state to seek instructions on an application alleging that proper security was not being provided to lawyers appearing in the Ayodhya matter as per the directions of the court. A division bench of justices Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Rajan Roy passed the… Read more »

SC drops contempt charges against Giriraj Kishore

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The Supreme Court Wednesday dropped contempt charges against VHP leader Giriraj Kishore, who died after judgement on the issue was reserved, for allegedly making defamatory statement in 1994 on Ayodhya controversy. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha also dropped contempt proceedings against editor and reporter of a daily Khabardar India… Read more »

Ayodhya verdict challenged in Supreme Court

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The Allahabad High Court’s Sep 30 verdict on the Ayodhya dispute was Monday challenged by a petitioner in the Supreme Court. The appeal was filed by Mohammad Siddiq alias Hafiz Mohammad Siddiq on behalf of 90-year-old organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH). Siddiq is the general secretary of the JUH, which had taken part in the country’s… Read more »

VHP not ready to give away any part of Ayodhya land

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Rejecting the Ayodhya verdict of the Allahabad High Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Wednesday demanded not only the disputed 90 ft x 120 ft plot where the Babri Masjid once stood, but also the over 67 acres of land nearby acquired by the central government. ‘We are not ready to part with any bit… Read more »

Nirmohi Akhara wants Kalam, Deoband in Ayodhya mediation

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Nirmohi Akhara, a main plaintiff in Ayodhya title suits, wants mediation of former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband and Jamiat Ulema Hind along with Hindu religious leaders like Baba Ramdev and Shri Shri Ravi Shankar and Murari Bapu. Pujari Ram Das, special emissary of the ailing chief of Nirmohi… Read more »

Many Muslims against taking Ayodhya row to apex court

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Many ordinary Muslims are against waging another prolonged legal battle in the Supreme Court over the Hindu-Muslim Ayodhya dispute although their religious leaders feel otherwise. Though initially most Muslims did not appear to be favourably disposed towards the Sep 30 verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the much-debated Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue, now many… Read more »