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J. Venkatesan
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Security personnel conduct a march in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, on Tuesday.
PTI Security personnel conduct a march in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for the Allahabad High Court to pronounce its verdict on four title suits relating to the Ayodhya dispute pending for about 60 years.

A Bench, comprising Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia and Justices Aftab Alam and K.S. Radhakrishnan, dismissed an application of Ramesh Chandra Tripathi seeking deferment of the pronouncement of the verdict. The Bench thereby lifted its interim stay order passed on September 23 restraining the High Court from pronouncing the verdict. The verdict was to have been delivered on September 24.

Within an hour of the dismissal of the application, the High Court announced that the verdict would be pronounced at 3.30 p.m. on September 30, a day ahead of the retirement of Justice D.V. Sharma, one of the three judges on the Bench that heard the title suits.

In a brief order, the Supreme Court Bench said: “Having considered the detailed arguments advanced in these cases, we are of the view that the special leave petitions deserve to be dismissed.”

While Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Mr. Tripathi, argued that there was nothing wrong in exploring an opportunity for settlement through mediation or negotiation, counsel for the Sunni Central Board of Wakfs of Uttar Pradesh, Baba Dharamdas, and Mohd. Hashim expressed their unwillingness to go in for negotiations on the ground that it would be a futile exercise as all earlier attempts did not succeed. They pleaded for vacating the stay and allowing the High Court to pronounce the verdict.

When Mr. Rohatgi submitted that “though we are running against time [since one of the High Court judges is due to retire on October 1] there is nothing wrong in giving one more opportunity for mediation,” Justice Alam told counsel: “You are running against time because you woke up late. That is done after 50 years. The question is why you were quiet for all these days. You had to strike chord when the matter was in the High Court.”

Mr. Rohatgi said that “the ramifications are too large to be bogged down by the issue of technicalities like a judge's retirement.”

Centre's stand

Attorney-General G.E. Vahanvati, appearing for the Centre, whose submission was crucial in deciding the issue, was categorical that the most preferred solution to the Ayodhya problem would be settlement but that “has not taken place and the uncertainty which is prevailing should not be allowed to continue.”

In an apparent reference to the Central forces stationed across the country in anticipation of the High Court verdict, Mr. Vahanvati said: “We can't keep law and order machinery in sustained animation.”

Comments:

It makes me wonder how many are really interested to know whether you can build a temple or mosque at the disputed site compared to those interested to see what will happen 'after' the verdict. For majority of the population that are far away from the hot-spots, it would be added sadist pleasure along with the daily chores to track what is happening. However, considering the potential of the SC verdict to unleash unprecedented catastrophes for those unknowingly getting caught right in the middle of this issue, how I wish SC had never reach a decision, doesn't matter how many centuries it might be, till the population is mature enough to understand that fighting for religion is futile and there are many other important things begging our attention.

from:  Bala
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 09:26 IST

It was not a wise decision to give the verdict at the hour when India is ready to embrace CWG which itself has cost us lot of embarrassment. Everything including the present scenario should have been taken into account before pronouncing this judgment. Either it should have been much more earlier or after the games were over. when our government is not capable of handling Kashmir issue tactfully I don't understand how will they handle if any untoward situation arises through the country after the verdict. I am sure both parties Hindus and Muslims by now must have got ready to take law in their hands if the judgment is not in their respective favors. I guess government has kept superman ready to overpower these powers who consider them supreme and gods relative

from:  rehaa
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 14:52 IST

What is the expectation after the High Court verdict?

from:  V S PRABHU KUMAR
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 15:11 IST

Being a resident of nearby area of ayodhya I feel there is not a bit of tension in public. problem is not a verdict but crackers and sweet distribution which ignite the situation.

from:  kausar
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 15:58 IST

Why that person wants to defer the judgement? Isn't it there was lot of time before for reconciliation? How come they are now thinking of negiciated settlement? This is called wisdom at the last moment

from:  Deepak Mohanty
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 16:38 IST

Every one waiting for final result!!!!!!!

from:  Divya Tiwari
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 18:25 IST

It is not the public who are going to benefit from the supreme court verdict, it will be fight for who is going to the power in polictis, i dont think they have any courtsey towards the people who will be suffering from this out come. I would request next time if you vote or select the leader please think and vote whom to vote and whom through out of politcs

from:  ganesh
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 18:50 IST

my comment is this there was build a temple because land is a related to the lord of hindus

from:  Nitin
Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 at 21:22 IST

Politics founded on biblical and hinduic creation myths;
Yes that is the disease of religious fundos.Biblical or judeo-christian fundos talk abt Adam, Abraham, Moses, solomosn, David etc as " real historic"people after the world's creation abt 6000 yrs ago.Historical records deny all this mythical fiction, edited by some political jewish Pundit abt 300AD( there is no written bible before this). Jews been digging for Solomon temple , never found or recorded in history and academic jews now accept this as fictional myth. Here in India same story has been in play.Hindu creattionists place Ram in Dwo-par or tret yug prior to Kaliyug, currently since 432000 yrs ago;They celebrate Ram's birthday as well as Hanuman's birthday. Scientific studies documents man's arrival in india abt 40,000 yrs ago from Africa and Indus valley civilization is dated abt 2500-1700 BC and OLdest farmers ( Dravidians) coming from mideast in abt 7000 BC.In and around Ayodhya there was no human habitation prior to abt 1000 yrs BC. THUS similar to Jewish myth here in india also all this myth is not historic.Education system in west and USA now teach only scientific history and NO mythical fiction of any religion. In India most are brainwashed by " mythical history" ,the fundamental root of all this politics, with enormous loss of life and resources.FOR good or bad jews stick to their myth and claim even a country and in India an average hindu with blind faith is no better than a jew.WHO can forgets all that international show of " pulling down of a house of worship".India needs an radical overhall in its education system and focuss on Evolution rather than religious national identities.The ruling on ayudhya be the starting point.

from:  Dr abdul jamil khan
Posted on: Sep 30, 2010 at 06:46 IST
                                  

                                  
              

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