As per a recent news, Uttar Pradesh government on Friday have blamed Muslim defendants regarding a delay in the hearing of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute in the Supreme Court. The government even said that “religious sentiments of a large population are involved in the case”.
Besides this Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan favouring the appellants said that Islam will Surely go to collapse if prayers will no more be allowed in the mosques. Mr. Dhawan further added that mosques are meant for prayers and a major part of Islam will be affected and become useless if the congregation part of Islam is taken away from them.
“The Ayodhya dispute has been going on for over 60 years. There are 533 exhibits involved, 83 witnesses have been examined, documents up to 30,990 pages have been compiled, the number of books are more than 1,000, the records are in various languages from Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Pali, etc, there are artefacts, religious sentiments and pathos across the width and depth of the country are involved,” Mr. Mehta submitted before a Special Bench of three judges led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Regarding this Solicitor General Tushar Mehta with judges Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said that, no demand was ever made all these years in order to reconsider the M Ismail Faruqui vs Union of India to a Constitution Bench and now all such attempts and verdicts are coming up only to “delay” and “avoid adjudication of a long-pending dispute”.
Pointing towards the Allahabad High Court, that ordered a three-way division of the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, the UP government rejected the arguments that courts had been influenced by the Faruqui judgment.
Regarding ‘Ayodhya Dispute’ Senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan said that as per the 1994 judgement ‘places of worship are equally susceptible for government acquisition’. He further added that there is a paragraph in the judgement according to which, “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and namaz [prayer] by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open. Accordingly, its acquisition is not prohibited by the provisions in the Constitution of India. Irrespective of the status of a mosque in an Islamic country for the purpose of immunity from acquisition by the State in exercise of the sovereign power, its status and immunity from acquisition in the secular ethos of India under the Constitution is the same and equal to that of the places of worship of the other religions, namely, church, temple etc. It is neither more nor less than that of the places of worship of the other religions.”
On this, the next hearing as per the court has been scheduled for July 13.