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Ayodhya: Suprme Court commences hearing for 10th day

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The Supreme Court on Thursday commenced hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case for the 10th day, with counsel for the one of the original litigants seeking enforcement of his rights to worship at the disputed site. A five-Judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the title dispute. Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, […]

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Ayodhya case: Muslim party objects hearing on all days of week, says it can’t be ‘rushed through’

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A Muslim party on Friday objected in the Supreme Court five-days-a-week hearing of the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya, saying it will “not be able to assist” the court if the hearing is “rushed through”. The submission was made by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for a Muslim […]

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Subramanian Swamy moves SC for urgent listing of plea seeking fundamental right to pray at Ayodhya

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Monday moved the Supreme Court for urgent listing of his plea seeking enforcement of his fundamental right to worship at the disputed Ram Temple site at Ayodhya. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna asked Swamy to remain present in the court on Tuesday when the main […]

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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 […]

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Ayodhya: Supreme Court asks parties to file English translation of documents

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 The Supreme Court today asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them. A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Shia leaders reject VHP’s Ayodhya proposal

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Prominent representatives of the Shia sect of Muslims here Wednesday rejected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Ashok Singhal’s offer to hold talks on the Ayodhya issue. In a statement issued earlier during the day in Mumbai, Singhal had said that since the high court had dismissed the Sunni Waqf Board’s suit staking a claim to […]

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Shiv Sena praises Judge Khan, Ayodhya petitioner Ansari

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Calling him a patriot, the Shiv Sena Monday heaped praises on Justice S.U. Khan of the Allahabad High Court, which last week ruled that the Babri Mosque was built at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. In an editorial, the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamna sympathised with Justice Khan’s predicament while penning the judgment, and […]

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Full Judgement on Babri Masjid and Ayodhya Ram janambhoomi

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No temple was demolished for mosque: Justice S.U. Khan 1. The disputed structure was constructed as mosque by or under orders of Babar. 2. It is not proved by direct evidence that premises in dispute including constructed portion belonged to Babar or the person who constructed the mosque or under whose orders it was constructed. […]

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Ayodhya verdict: Okay to Ram temple, land to Muslims too

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A 125-year-old Hindu-Muslim dispute that repeatedly frayed Indias secular fabric was sought to be settled Thursday with a court ruling that the place where the Babri mosque in Ayodhya stood before it was razed by Hindu mobs in 1992 was indeed the birthplace of Ram revered by millions. A three-judge bench, comprising a Muslim and […]

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Ayodhya was Ram’s birthplace, mosque against Islamic tenets: court

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The disputed site at Ayodhya is, indeed, the birthplace of Lord Ram and Mughal emperor Babar built a mosque there against the tenets of Islam, said the majority ruling by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday.”The disputed site is (indeed) the birthplace of Lord Ram,” said the brief, two-page official synopsis of […]

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Disputed Ayodhya land will be shared by three

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Two of the three judges of the Allahabad High Court Thursday held that the disputed land in Ayodhya would be divided into three parts – one for the Hindus, one for the Muslims and one for the Nirmohi Akhara, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and lawyer Ravi Shankar Prasad.Prasad, who represented one of the […]

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Ayodhya judgment to be available online

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The verdict on the Ayodhya dispute will be available on the official website of Allahabad High Court – www.allahabadhighcourt.in/ayodhyabench.html, an official said Thursday. ‘A special website will be made available on which the gist of the issues, the operational part of the order and the final judgment will be made available,’ registrar of the Lucknow […]

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Ayodhya verdict not about Hindus, Muslims: Babri panel

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The Ayodhya verdict will not be about Hindus or Muslims, but will reflect the victory of the rule of law and independence of the judiciary, Zafaryab Jilani, the Babri Masjid Action Committee convenor, said ahead of the Ayodhya verdict Thursday. “These cases relating to the title and possession of Babri Masjid are apparently between two […]

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Supreme Court stays Ayodhya verdict for one week

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case saying the deferment is in public interest. The apex court stayed the verdict while hearing a special leave petition filed by Ram Chandra Tripathi and posted the matter for further hearing on September 28.  “The matter has been kept […]

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Ayodhya: Judge issues dissenting note, favours conciliation

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In a surprise move, one of the three judges of the Allahabad High Court’s special Ayodhya bench Monday issued a dissenting note on the order issued by his two co-judges and allowed postponement of the verdict on the long-pending Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi row. Justice Dharma Veer Sharma also disagreed with his co-judges of the Lucknow bench […]

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No amicable solution or delaying Ayodhya verdict: Court

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A week before it is scheduled to announce its verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid row, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday turned down a plea for directing an out-of-court amicable settlement of the dispute, noting several such attempts in the past had gone in vain. The court also slapped costs of Rs.2 […]

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