Hindu Mahasabha moves Supreme Court on Ayodhya verdict

Updated - November 17, 2021 06:41 am IST

Published - December 22, 2010 08:38 pm IST - New Delhi

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has moved the Supreme Court challenging the part of Allahabad High Court’s September 30 ruling on Ayodhya title suit which has given one third of the disputed land to Muslims.

The Hindu Mahasabha’a national President Swami Chakra Pani has moved the apex court close on the heels of religious and social Islamic bodies Sunni Wakf Board and Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) moving it challenging the verdict which ruled for a three-way division of the disputed land around and underneath the demolished Babri mosque with two parts to Hindus and one to Muslims.

While seeking partial annullment of the majority verdict by the high court’s Lucknow bench, which ruled for handing over one third of the disputed land to Muslims, the Mahasabha sought the apex court’s endorsement of the September 30 minority verdict by Justice Dharam Veer Sharma who ruled for handing over of the entire land to Hindus.

“Set aside the judgment dated September 30, 2010 by Justice S.U. Khan and Justice Sudhir Agarwal to the extent that one third of the property in dispute has been declared in favour of Muslims and to allot share to them in the decree,” said the Hindu Mahasabha petition.

It appealed to the apex court “to maintain the judgment passed by Justice Dharam Veer Sharma” as the effective verdict.

In its petition, the Mahasabha opposed the provision for handing over one third of the disputed land to Muslims saying the high court had erred in dividing the land among the three parties as it had only been asked to decide “as to who was the owner of the land and the property in dispute.”

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