The HC will now deliver its verdict on September 30 at 3: 30 pm.
New Delhi: Paving the way for the Allahabad High Court By to deliver its judgement in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, the Supreme Court today dismissed the plea for deferment of the verdict. The HC will now deliver its verdict on September 30 at 3: 30 pm.
“Having considered in detail the arguments of the parties, we are of the view that the SLP has to be dismissed. Accordingly, the SLP stands dismissed,” said the apex court’s 3-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia in a brief order.
The court’s order came after two hours of arguments on a plea for the deferment of the judgement by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court filed by a retired bureaucrat Ramesh Chandra Tripathi seeking time for working out an out-of-court settlement.However, it did not specify any reason for its decision nor fix any date for the judgement to be delivered by the Allahabad High Court.With this, the way has been paved for the High Court to give its judgement shortly in view of the fact that one of the judges of the three-member bench, Justice D V Sharma, is to demit office on October one. Earlier, Attorney General G E Vahanvati said that uncertainty should not be allowed to continue.
Appearing before the bench that included Justices Aftab Alam and K S Radhakrishnan, he said the most preferred solution to the problem would be settlement but it has not taken place and the uncertainty which is prevailing should not be allowed to continue.
Congress and BJP were on Tuesday on the same page along with the entire political class in welcoming the Supreme Court order paving the way for the Allahabad High Court to rponounce its verdict in the 60-year-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit. “We welcome the order. The party has always held that the issue should either be resolved through mutual talks or the court order should be obeyed,” AICC General Secretary Janaradhan Dwivedi said.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said that the Supreme Court decision had ended the uncertainty over the 60-year-old dispute. However, he noted that even after the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the issue, there were still legal avenues ahead. “There is a legal process ahead also (after the title suit verdict of HC). We appeal to the people to maintain peace and calm in the country and are hopeful they will do so,” Javadekar said. The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking deferment of the verdict following which the High Court said it will deliver the judgement on September 30.
Welcoming the apex Court order, RSS leader Ram Madhav said: “Whatever APRIL the Supreme Court has said is the right thing. A deliberate attempt was hycafe made to derail the judicial process by approaching the Supreme Court.”
The Samajwadi Party as also the NCP hailed the Supreme Court order. “I am glad that the Supreme Court has given a very good order today after unnecessarily staying the High Court from pronouncing the cheap nba jerseys judgement in the title suit case which gave rise to apprehensions of a reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh,” SP General Secretary Mohan Singh said.
He alleged that the stay given by the apex Court had led to a situation where the people of Uttar Pradesh were feeling as if they were “inside prison” with flag marches and police parades abound. – Hindustan Times